Deputies heard information on the results of the Supreme Court’s activities over the past year during the meeting of the committee on legislation. The final report was presented to the parliamentarians by the Chairman of the Supreme Court, Vladimir Rymar.
The Courts received 17208 civil cases in 2018, which is 2280 more than in previous year. The largest number of civil litigation cases fell on debt collection of utility bills. As for criminal proceedings, in the past year 244 people were convicted more than in 2017, 21 defendants (1.2%) were acquitted, 520 people were conditionally convicted.
The main achievement of last year, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Supreme Court, was the positive dynamics of the reduction of the time limits for the consideration of cases in courts.
Participants in the meeting of the relevant committee discussed the issue of the implementation of the mechanism of parole. As noted today, 44 applications of the 145 materials sent to the courts for parole.
At the meeting, they noted that a large role in this issue should be played by the public service for the execution of sentences. The administration of correctional institutions received only 6 applications for parole over the past year. According to the deputies of the committee, leadership of the StateService for the Execution of Sentences should show more initiative in this issue.
Another aspect that Galina Antyufeyeva paid attention to is the implementation of the law “On ensuring access to information on the activities of the Pridnestrovian courts”. The parliamentarian is sure: the Supreme Court must ensure the implementation of this law, this will increase the openness of the judiciary. Citizens and organizations should have access to data on the work of the Supreme Court.
Deputies in the course of the meeting considered amendments to the Criminal Code. Parliamentarian Oleg Petrik proposed to toughen the responsibility for illegal hunting, as well as to establish responsibility for illegal movement (transportation) of wild animals. The initiative is supported by parliamentarians in the first reading.