Vladimir Putin and the Chairman of the Supreme Council Lebedev discussed the issue of humanization of legislation. Photo: Mikhail Klimentiev / TASS
On Monday Vladimir Putin met with the President of the Supreme Court Vyacheslav Lebedev.
– We are constantly discussing this issue, it is constantly on the agenda – the issue of humanizing our legislation. I would ask them to start this,” the president immediately recalled his January instruction to soften Russian justice.
Lebedev spoke about the two prepared bills:
* The essence of the first is that for the commission of a crime of small and medium seriousness for the first time there should be no criminal liability.
– In the first place there will be administrative or other disciplinary responsibility. And only in the case of repeated commission of these actions can criminal liability arise, – explained the president of the Supreme Court.
* The second bill is that women should not be prosecuted for minor crimes at all. Even if they do not have a license plate or registration.
– This is the first construction of this type, because usually the courts acted in this way: yes, a crime of little or medium gravity was committed, but there is no record. It was believed that since there was no record, where then to look for her or what could she do. There is probably no need to assume: there is no registration, there is a place of residence, everyone knows where you live. If not, well, they will find it,” Lebedev said.
– The problem is technical, – Vladimir Vladimirovich agreed, but added that it is necessary to consult with experts. The president promised to sign the necessary order.
At the end of the meeting, two more innovations were discussed. One gives a person the right to demand compensation from the court if the case is considered for too long.
– A person should not queue for justice. All the problems that exist will lose their meaning if things are out there,” said the president of the Supreme Court.
Lebedev also proposed toughening the punishment for non-execution of a court decision.
– Otherwise, the sense of the effectiveness of justice is lost.
– And faith in justice itself, in the State. That’s for sure, I agree,” Putin supported.