FIRST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN OF CRIMINAL PRACTICE AND PROCESS AVAILABLE
Radially "quiet" January, despite the absence of large-scale plans to amend criminal and criminal procedure legislation, set several important vectors for discussion.
First of all, it is necessary to note personnel changes in law enforcement agencies. The change of the Attorney General, the Minister of Justice and other key figures who have held positions for more than 10 years could lead to changes in criminal law policy, as well as the redistribution of spheres of influence among competing agencies.
Of course, the focus is on the constitutional reform announced by the President. The package of amendments adopted on first reading did not have a large number of intersections with the criminal legal sphere, but the introduction of new mechanisms for the removal of judges from office could have far-reaching consequences for criminal cases.
Statistics are also of interest, which clearly demonstrate the constant existence in Russia of barriers to the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs, which forces them to apply more often to the ECHR, as well as to resort to non-procedural means of protecting their rights.
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