The Federal chamber of lawyers of Russia has agreed with the Ministry of Finance Finance solicitors

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotobanka trial. Archival photoThe Federal chamber of lawyers of Russia has agreed with the Ministry of Finance Finance solicitors© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The Federal chamber of advocates (FCA) of Russia has agreed with the Ministry of Finance to establish a separate line of the budget classification for the funding of court-appointed defence counsel, thus avoiding huge debts to the law society, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the Federal chamber of lawyers of the Russian Federation.

«The President of the FCA Yury Pilipenko and Executive Vice President of the Federal chamber of lawyers of the Russian Federation Andrey Suchkov has held another round of talks with representatives of the Ministry of Finance of Russia on the issue of arrears of remuneration of lawyers participating in quality of defenders in criminal trial to destination of bodies of inquiry, bodies of preliminary investigation and trial. The outcome of the meeting should be regarded as a breakthrough in the negotiation process»,- noted in press service.

«Failed to reach agreement on the establishment of a separate line (separate code) budget classification financing for protection purpose. Thus, solved the problem that the Russian legal profession in recent years has identified as key in the procedure to establish the proper remuneration of the counsel conducting the defence on purpose», — said the press service.

According to AFP, the establishment of a separate budget classification code for each of the main administrator of budget funds will exclude chronic debt to the defenders who receives payment from the state.

«However, this financing mechanism will not work effectively without strict control in chambers the current of debt to pay for protection purpose. This task should be resolved by 1 July of the current year: all lawyers ‘ chambers must reconcile the debt with UDOVOLSTVIE bodies (the main managers of budgetary funds) in order to establish a starting point for further monitoring of the situation and summing up the intermediate results of its work by the end of 2017,» notes the AFP.

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