In the state Duma introduced a bill extending the activities of the Institute of chartered

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the State Duma on Okhotny Ryad street in Moscow. Archival photoIn the state Duma introduced a bill extending the activities of the Institute of chartered© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on introducing to the state Duma a bill that extends the activity of the Institute of jurors, the relevant document published on the government website on Wednesday.

It is noted that earlier the constitutional court declared inconsistent with the Constitution a number of provisions of articles 30 and 31 of the Criminal procedure code (CPC) that relate to exclude the possibility of review by the court composed of judges of the Supreme court of Republic, regional, provincial or other equal to them in terms of court and a bench of 12 jurors in criminal cases against women and men over the age of 65 years in the Commission of crimes.

«To align the provisions of articles 30 and 31 it is proposed to amend paragraph 1 of part 3 of article 31 of the criminal procedure code of the Russian Federation in a new wording, according to which from the list of criminal cases pending before the courts above, specifically excludes criminal cases on crimes committed by persons under 18 years of age, and criminal cases, which are the most strict kind of punishment cannot be imposed life imprisonment or the death penalty,» — said in the explanatory note to the document.

Thus, criminal cases about such crimes committed by women or men over 65 years of age will be admissible to the court of the Republic, territorial or regional court, court of a city of Federal value, court of Autonomous region, court of Autonomous region, district military court, including the presiding judge and the jury.

It is emphasized that the bill would bring the provisions of the CCP in conformity with the legal position of the constitutional court.