Putin signed laws on certain appeals and cassation courts

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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed laws aimed at creating in Russia a separate cassation and appeal courts, the relevant document published on the official Internet portal of legal information of the Russian Federation.

The laws provide that there will be a nine appeals and five courts of appeal of General jurisdiction, will hear appeals instead of the Supreme court.

As previously stated the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Andrei Klishas, this innovation is necessary in order to ensure maximum independence and autonomy of courts when considering appeals and complaints.

The package of laws also provides for the accommodation to be created in Russia cassation and appeal courts in different cities. First, the court of cassation will be located in Saratov, the second — in Moscow, third — in St. Petersburg, the fourth in Krasnodar, the fifth — in Pyatigorsk, the sixth in Samara, seventh in Chelyabinsk, eighth in Kemerovo, ninth in Vladivostok. The military court of cassation is located in Novosibirsk.

First, the court of appeal will be located in Moscow, the second — in St. Petersburg, one in Sochi and fourth in Nizhny Novgorod, the fifth — in Novosibirsk. The appeals military court is proposed to place in the city district of vlasikha of Moscow oblast.

In addition, the laws set the age limit of tenure of the Vice-President of the constitutional court of the Russian Federation and of the Supreme court and chairmen of arbitration courts of the districts and appeal courts of General jurisdiction in 76 years.