Envoys of the state Duma in the Supreme courts can become apparatchiks

Envoys of the state Duma in the Supreme courts can become apparatchiks

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Okhotny can return to the practice that existed before 2012

Photo: TASS/Georgy Andreev

The new composition of the Duma will soon have to decide who will be its representative in the high courts — constitutional and Supreme. It is not excluded that this work will not charge the deputies, as it was in the last convocation, and the staff of the lower house of Parliament. This “Izvestia” said a source in the state Duma.

— Now the issue about the functions of representatives of the state Duma in the constitutional and Supreme courts on the staff of the chamber, — told “Izvestia” a source in the state Duma. — This practice existed prior to 2012: the presidential envoy to the state Duma was then Deputy head of the legal office. This work once served Alexander Kharitonov and Elena Mizulina, now the Senator from the Omsk region (from 2004 to 2007 she was a delegate at COP).

The names of the current candidates for the positions of representatives of the state Duma, the lower house has not disclosed.

The presidential envoy to the Duma Harry Minh said that the rules strictly regulating this question, no.

— The state Duma is absolutely independent in this issue, he said.

At the end of last week it became known that the organization of interaction with the Supreme court and Prosecutor General’s office in the new convocation will be the Chairman of the state Duma, the head of the faction United Russia Vladimir Vasiliev. These responsibilities do not imply that Vasiliev will be the envoy of the lower house of Parliament in court, he will oversee the organization of the interaction, explained in Okhotny Ryad.

In the sixth convocation of the state Duma in the constitutional court was represented by United Russia, who was the Chairman of the Committee on state construction Dmitry Vyatkin (in the new convocation — the first Deputy head of Committee on Affairs of public associations). In the Supreme court and the General Prosecutor’s office the Duma was represented, too, United Russia, member of the Committee on state construction Vladimir Ponevejsky (in the new convocation not hit).

To the state Duma in the courts was represented by the officer of the need to change its rules. It is now stated that the functions of representation in the constitutional court of the Russian Federation rely on one of the deputies. However, the head of the Committee on rules Olga Savastianova told “Izvestia” that such proposals were not discussed and the Committee had not yet been received. This is confirmed by her colleague on the Committee, Vladimir Pozdnyakov (CPRF).

Vladimir Ponevezhsky told “Izvestia” that the work of the presidential envoy to the state Duma in the Supreme court was, in particular, that he participated in the preparation of decisions of the plenary court the plenary session and also participated as a representative of the state Duma in litigation, when, in particular, appealed against the decision on deprivation of deputies of inviolability.

Dmitry Vyatkin declined to comment.