MOSCOW, June 26 (RAPSI) – The lower house of Russian parliament, the State Duma has adopted a bill establishing certain terms for judges to take their oaths, in a final third reading.

The bill proposes that such an oath be given within a month after a judge takes his or her seat.

According to current legislation, a judge appointed for the first time has to undertake a ceremonial oath and takes a seat only after the ceremony is concluded. Legally, taking an oath assigns special constitutional rights to a judge meaning that he or she is ready to adhere to number of requirements and restrictions.

However, currently the law does not set the term for a judge to take an oath. Authors of the bill propose to complete the procedure within a month.