On the invitation of Mr. Vyacheslav Mihailovich Lebedev, President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Curia’s delegation, led by Chief Justice Dr. Péter Darák, paid official visits to Moscow and Saint Petersburg between 10 and 14 July 2016.
During the visit to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in Moscow, the two chief justices informed each other about the tasks of their respective supreme judicial forums and they highlighted their court’s methods and opportunities in the field of the harmonisation of the courts’ jurisprudence. They agreed to organise study visits for judges to their respective supreme judicial bodies in order to gain a better understanding of the two countries’ judicial and legal systems and of the judicial experience of their respective supreme courts.
The President of the Curia invited his Russian counterpart to participate in the upcoming Conference of the Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe to be held in Hungary next year.
During their stay in Moscow, the Curia’s delegation met and conducted official negotiations with Mr. Yury Yakovlevich Chaika, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and Mr. Alexander V. Gusev, Director General of the Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
In Saint Petersburg, the delegation paid a visit to and held discussions at the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, where Vice-President Ms. Olga Kokrjakova received the delegation members. The Curia’s delegation also visited the Saint Petersburg City Court, where the delegation members were received by Vice-President Mr. Mihail Alekseyevich Pavlyuchenko and by the city court’s heads of panels, and paid a visit to the Pushkinsky District Court of Saint Petersburg, where the delegation members were received by President Mr. Yaroslav Borisovich Zholobov, who informed them about the activities of his court.
Budapest, the 18th of July 2016
Press Secretariat of the Curia of Hungary
The Hungarian press release:
A Kúria delegációjának hivatalos látogatása az Oroszországi Föderációban