Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Russian Judges' Foreign Contacts Scrutinized

Some candidates for the new unified Russian Supreme Court have reported that the commission reviewing the candidacy of potential judges on the court is asking candidates whether they have relatives who live abroad, in particular outside the CIS.  Similarly, current High Economic Court judge Alexandra Makovskaia said that the commission asked her why she often travels abroad.  Such questions are not included in the formal criteria for nominating judges to the unified court.  


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