13 August 2010, Friday, 11:32

The rate of openness of Russian courts is published

author: Alfia Agliullina

In the rate of openness of 2422 courts of Russian Federation of all levels the Kirovsky district court of Ufa stands on the 25th line. The experts determined that the openness of this temple of justice makes 63,6%. The Kalininsky district of Ufa stands on the 95th position with 57,96% and the Supreme Court RB – on the 181st place (55,51%).

By the way, the Supreme Court of Russian Federation holds the 203rd place in the rate with the 54,90%-index and the Supreme Court of Republic of Tatarstan is the 752nd (47,35%). The Moscow city court is found on the 958th place and the Moscow regional court – on 1252nd position (41,22%).

According to the rate the level of Bashkortostan’s courts’ openness varies from 63,06% (Kirovsky district court of Ufa) to 27,96% (Nurimanovsky regional court RB). In the list of 2422 Russian courts this court stands on the 2269th line.

The rate of Russian courts’ openness, prepared by the Institute of information liberty development, is published by the Russian Agency of legal and judicial information. For one month the experts have estimated more than 2,4 thousand sites of the Russian courts of all levels and made the conclusion that the average level of Russian courts’ openness makes 41,33%, as the news-service of the Supreme Court RB reported to the news-agency “Bashinform”.

The availability of the primary information on the site: the office’s action period, the information about officials, the court’s address and the entries for payment of the state due have become the main criteria of the estimation. The monitoring of the sites is done since July 1, 2010, when the federal law “The access to information about activity of the courts in Russian Federation” N262 came into effect.

Three rates were composed according to the results of the investigation: the first one includes the data on all Russian regions, the second one contains the data on the courts in eight federal districts and the third one contains the summary information about openness of 2422 Russian courts of all levels.

Saint-Petersburg (56,5%), Moscow (53,16%) and Novosibirsk region (50,3%) lead in the rate of Russian regions. Republic of Bashkortostan is found on the 59th place with the index of its courts’ openness equal to 38,52%. The Chechen Republic closes the rate’s chart: it is found on the 83rd place with the openness index 30,31%.

The North-Western federal district (45,37%), the Central federal district (43,2%) and the Northern federal district (41,89%) are in the list of the most “open” districts. The Volga federal district with Bashkortostan in its staff holds the sixth line and the level of its courts’ openness makes 39,91%.