The state Duma adopted the law on the reform of procedural legislation

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobanks the building of the state Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe state Duma adopted the law on the reform of procedural legislation© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The state Duma at plenary session on Tuesday adopted a law on the reform of procedural legislation.

The project was submitted to the Duma by the Supreme court in February this year. As noted by the head of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov, the law is an important step in the reform and modernization of justice, harmonization of procedural codes.

He added that the law also amends similar rules of procedural law (the Civil procedural code, Arbitration procedural code and Code of administrative procedure), which regulates the procedure of consideration of civil and administrative cases in courts of General jurisdiction and arbitration courts.

«Change certain provisions of the codes on the peculiarities of consideration of some categories of cases and make the corresponding changes in the Federal laws. These changes are aimed at improving the quality of justice and the optimization of the case load, while maintaining the fundamental principles of civil process,» said Krasheninnikov.

The head of the Duma Committee recalled that one of the most controversial amendments, which proposed the initial version of the bill was a rejection of drawing up the reasoning of judicial decisions in most cases. According to him, taking into account the amendments was elimination of the provision for waiver of compiling the reasoning part of the judgment.

«Thus, the structure of judicial decisions would remain unchanged — that is, in full, including the reasoning part,» — said the Deputy.

In addition, according to him, the law expands the number of cases dealt with in simplified procedure, including by increasing the threshold amount of claims for recovery of funds in cases considered through summary proceedings.