Putin appoints judges in several Russian regions
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed several chief justices of Higher Courts for a number of subjects of the Russian Federation for the next 6 years, as well as for several regions, district, military, city and town districts courts, and arbitral tribunals.
The Decree of the Russian President “On appointment of federal courts judges and Presidential Envoys to qualification commissions of the Russian Federation constituencies” as of January 2, 2017 is published on the official web-site for legal data.
Ibragim Fargiev is the new Republic of Ingushetia Chief Justice, Timur Lamerdonov is the new Chechen Republic Deputy Chief Justice, Olga Lobova is the new Altay Krai Deputy Chief Justice, and Irina Vasilieva is the new Transbaikal Region Deputy Chief Justice, according to the document.
Moreover, 100 district and region judges and their deputies were appointed by the Decree.
The Decree also contains information on dismissal of Presidential Envoys to judicial qualifications commissions of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Republic of Karelia, Republic of Crimea, Transbaikal Region, Kaliningrad Region, and City of Sevastopol. The document is published on the Presidential Executive Office web-site.
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