Press release — 15 March 2013
Chief Justice Anton Ivanov (Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation) will give a public lecture entitled
RULE OF LAW AND THE RUSSIAN COURT SYSTEM
on 22 March 2013, 15.00 -16.00 at the Assembly Hall of the University of Tartu, Main Building (Ülikooli 18).
The talk will introduce the judicial system of the Russian Federation, its structure, features, current goals and development trends. Judge Ivanov will share his views on the importance and ways of promoting the rule of law in such a large country as Russia, as well as on the possibility of further improving the fairness and transparency of proceedings. Questions are welcome!
Anton Ivanov is Chief Justice of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, head of a judicial system that comprises 112 commercial courts in all regions of Russia. He was appointed Chief Justice in January 2005 and is now in his second term of office. Under Judge Ivanov’s rule, the system of Russian commercial courts has become increasingly modern and transparent; for example, e-justice and videoconferencing have been introduced. He is active in the sphere of legal scholarship since 1978. He has published over 40 works, is co-author of a civil law textbook and a recipient of the Distinguished Lawyer of the Russian Federation award.
During the visit Judge Ivanov and his delegation from the Russian Federation will also meet with various representatives of the Estonian public and judicial sectors, including the Ministry of Justice, the Tallinn District and Administrative Court as well as the Supreme Court of Estonia in Tartu.