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Latest news on the case of Nikita Astashin, a researcher, against violation of legal terms for review of his request for archive document declassification.
We have recently spoken of best practices of IT implementation for better opening the largest segment of the Russian judicial system for public access.
There are also examples we would not advise anyone to follow. We publish them in order to help courts to avoid similar failures in their websites’ information filling.
On December 17, we received the definition by St.-Petersburg City Court refusing to transfer for review our cassation appeal on the case on refusal to provide the applicant with a copy of a court hearings protocol regarding a criminal case.
In June – October 2012, the Freedom of Information Foundation together with the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) monitored general jurisdiction courts’ official websites in order to reveal actual problems of access to information on court activities in Russia.
Our researchers have collected a number of both positive and negative illustrations of information placement at courts’ websites.
On December 4, Elena Golubeva, FIF Director, took part in the conference Monitoring of Governmental Websites’ Openness as a Civil Control Tool organized by the Regional Press Development Institute (Kiev, Ukraine). About 60 officials and civil activists took part in the conference.
On December 6, the Kirovsky district court of St.-Petersburg left indecided a journalist’s claim against the Territorial Election Commission #7 of St.-Petersburg and its member Ms A. Shubina (the applicant contested their refusal to let him attend the commission’s meeting on Feb 9, 2012). The applicant plans to appeal the court definition in a higher instance court.
We present results of 2012 monitoring for general jurisdiction courts’ official websites. The monitoring was performed together with the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).