On The Bodies Of The Judicial Community In The Russian Federation

Original Language Title: Об органах судейского сообщества в Российской Федерации

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now for only USD$20 per month, or Get a Day Pass for only USD$4.99.
RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW on the bodies of the judicial community in the Russian Federation adopted by the State Duma February 15, 2002 year approved by the Federation Council February 27, 2002 onwards (as amended by the federal laws on 07.04.2003 N 96-FZ;
from 14.08.2004 N 100-FZ; from 05.04.2005 N 33-FZ;
on 25.12.2008 N 274-FZ; from 17.07.2009 N 157-FZ;
from 24.07.2009 N 210-FZ; from 11/09/2009 N 246-FZ;
from 28.11.2009 N 296-FZ; 08.12.2010 N 346-FZ;
from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ; from 2 October 2012 N 165-FZ;
from 04.03.2013 N 20-FZ; from 02.07.2013 N 185-FZ;
from 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ; from 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ;
from 08.06.2015 N 144-FZ; from 05.10.2015 N 284-FZ) Chapter i. JUDICIAL COMMUNITY in the Russian Federation and the BODIES of the JUDICIAL COMMUNITY Article 1. Judicial community in the Russian Federation the Judicial community in the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as the judicial community) constitute the judges of federal courts of all types and levels, judges of the courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation constituting the judicial system of the Russian Federation.
Article 2. The judge is a member of the judicial community 1. Judges of federal courts and courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation are members of the judicial community since taking the oath of judges and up to the date of entry into force of the decision on the termination of powers of the judge, except in the case of termination of powers in connection with the Honorable departure or honorary judge at the disposal of the resignation.
2. a judge who retired, remains belonging to the judiciary and the community prior to the termination and resignation can be involved with his consent to work in bodies of the judicial community. The judge, who retired not entitled to elect members of the qualification boards of judges and be elected to the qualification board of judges from the judicial community.
Article 3. Bodies of the judicial community 1. Bodies of the judicial community are formed and operate in accordance with federal constitutional laws and federal laws for the expression of interests of judges as bearers of judicial power.
2. Bodies of the judicial community in the Russian Federation are: all-Russia Congress of judges;
the Conference of judges of the Russian Federation;
The Council of judges of the Russian Federation;
Tips for the judges of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
the general meeting of judges of the courts;
The higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation;
the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation;
A examination Commission for reception of a qualification examination for the post of judge; (The paragraph is supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) of Examiners of constituent entities of the Russian Federation on the admission examination for the post of judge. (The paragraph is supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ)

3. the activities of the bodies of the judicial community is governed by acts (regulations, regulations) adopted by those bodies.
4. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation formed by the general meeting of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Council of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation the powers, order of formation and activities of which are regulated by the regulation, adopted by the general meeting of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. (Para supplemented by federal law from 08.12.2010 N 346-FZ), Article 4. The main tasks of the bodies of the judicial community the main tasks of the bodies of the judicial community are: 1) assistance in improving the judicial system and legal proceedings;
2) protection of the rights and legitimate interests of judges;
3) participated in the organizational, personnel and resource ensuring judicial activities;
4) the approval authority of the judiciary, enforcement judges requirements code of judicial ethics.
Article 5. Principles of organization and activity of the bodies of the judicial community 1. Bodies of the judicial community operate collegially, openly, in strict observance of the principles of judicial independence and non-interference in judicial work.
2. the boards of judges, A Panel of judges, qualification examination Committee on the admission of qualifying examination for the post of judge of the examiners and subjects of the Russian Federation on the admission examination for the post of judge (hereinafter also-examiners) are formed on the principles of selectivity, turnover, and accountability bodies of their choosing. The qualification board of judges and examiners are not accountable to authorities of their choosing, for decisions. (As amended by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ), Article 6. All-Russia Congress of judges 1. All-Russia Congress of judges (hereinafter also referred to as the Congress) is the highest body of the judicial community.
Congress has the power to take decisions on all matters relating to the activities of the judicial community, with the exception of matters relating to the powers of the qualification board of judges and examination boards, and also has the power to approve the code of judicial ethics and acts regulating the activities of the judicial community. The decisions of the Congress are taken by simple majority, if the Congress does not install any decision-making. (As amended by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ)
2. delegates to the Congress shall be elected according to the following standards: from the judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation-ten judges;
judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation-twenty judges;

from each County Court of arbitration judges, two judges;
the judges of each Arbitration Court of appeals, two judges;
the judges of each of the Supreme Court of the Republic, Krai, oblast court, Court of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court and the Court of Justice of the Autonomous Okrug, one judge, and optionally, one from each of the fifty judges each Supreme Court of the Republic, Krai, oblast court, Court of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court and the Court of Justice of the Autonomous Okrug;
each of the judges of the Court of arbitration of the Russian Federation, one judge, and optionally, one from each of the thirty judges each Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation;
the judges of each circuit (Naval) the military court, two judges;
judges garrison military vessels, one from each constituent entity of the Russian Federation on the territory of which the Act garrison military courts;
judges of the District Court, one judge from each constituent entity of the Russian Federation, and optionally, one from every hundred judges of district courts, operating in the territory of the Russian Federation;
from Justices of the peace, one judge from each constituent entity of the Russian Federation;
the judges of every constitutional (Charter) Court of the Russian Federation, one judge.
(Paragraph as amended by federal law from 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)
3. delegates to the Congress of judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, arbitration courts, arbitration courts of districts, district (Naval) military courts are elected at the General meetings of judges of those courts, and delegates from other courts-judges at conferences of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the federal laws from 14.08.2004 N 100-FZ; 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ) Congress is convened every four years, the Council of judges of the Russian Federation. An extraordinary Congress shall be convened if a decision taken by the conferences of judges not less than half of the subjects of the Russian Federation.
The Congress is considered competent if it involved more than half the elected delegates.
The President of the Council shall preside at the Congress of judges of the Russian Federation.
Article 7. The Conference of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation 1. The Conference of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation (hereinafter also referred to as the Conference of judges) are judges of the Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, court autonomous oblast and autonomous okrugs, courts of arbitration courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation constitutional (statutory) courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as justices of the peace, judges of the district courts and garrison military courts operating in the territories of the relevant constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Conference of judges are empowered to take decisions on all matters relating to the activities of the judicial community in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, with the exception of matters relating to the powers of the qualification board of judges and examination boards, as well as competent to approve the acts regulating the activities of the bodies of the judicial community in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Decisions of the conferences of judges shall be taken by a simple majority of votes, if not conferences sets another decision-making. (As amended by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ)
2. Conference of judges shall be convened by the Council of judges of the relevant constituent entity of the Russian Federation as necessary but at least once every two years.
The procedure for the election of delegates to the first after the entry into force of this Federal Law Conference of judges and the rules of their representation from relevant courts are approved by judges of the relevant constituent entity of the Russian Federation, at the subsequent Conference of judges-judges Conference.
Delegates to the Conference are elected by the judges, taking into account the need for representation on the judges of the Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, court autonomous oblast and autonomous okrugs, courts of arbitration courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation constitutional (statutory) courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as the justices of the peace, judges of the district courts and judges garrison military courts operating in the territories of the relevant constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Presides over the Conference of judges, the President of the Council of judges of the relevant constituent entity of the Russian Federation.
Article 8. Boards of judges 1. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation is formed by the all-Russia Congress of judges from among the judges of federal courts and judges of the courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The Council of judges of the Russian Federation establishes the following rules of representation: the judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation-two judges;
judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation-four judges;
judges of the arbitration courts of districts-two judges;
judges of the arbitration appellate courts-two judges;
judges of the Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, trial courts of the autonomous region and autonomous areas-five judges;

judges of the arbitration courts of the subjects of the Russian Federation-eight judges;
the judges of district (Navy)-two judges of the military courts;
judges garrison military courts-three judges;
judges of the district courts-eight judges;
from Justices-five judges;
judges of constitutional courts (Charter) of the subjects of the Russian Federation-three judges;
from each constituent entity of the Russian Federation, one judge elected by the Congress upon presentation of a Conference of judges of the Russian Federation.
(Paragraph as amended by federal law from 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)
2. The members of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation, representing the judges of courts of all types and levels, shall be elected by secret ballot of the delegates of the Congress of the vessels concerned from its members on separate meetings by delegates. The judges shall be elected, received in separate meetings of the delegates to the greatest number of votes of the delegates of the Congress, took part in the voting, provided that the vote was attended by more than half the delegates from relevant courts.
The members of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation submitted to the conferences of judges shall be elected by secret ballot of the delegates of the Congress. The judges shall be elected who obtain the most votes of the delegates of the Congress, took part in the voting.
3. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation shall elect from its members accountable to him by the President of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation and his deputies. (Repealed-federal law 05.10.2015 N 284-FZ), the Presidency of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation shall be elected by the judges of the Russian Federation from among its members, taking into account the need for representation of the federal judges, including judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the judges of common courts, including military courts, arbitration courts judges and judges of the courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The Presidency of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation consists of the post, the President of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation and his deputies. (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)
4. the boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation shall be elected by the judges ' conferences in the amount and pursuant to the procedure determined by the judges ' conferences in accordance with their regulations, taking into account the need for representation of judges of the Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, court autonomous oblast and autonomous okrugs, courts of arbitration courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation constitutional (statutory) courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as the justices of the peace judges of the district courts and garrison military courts operating in the territories of the relevant constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The Council of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation shall elect from among its members the Chairman of the Council of judges of subordinate constituent entity of the Russian Federation and his deputies.
Member of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation may not be elected Chairman of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation or the Vice-President of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation more than two times in a row.
5. The membership of the Judicial Council may be prematurely terminated for his initiative, or in case of a disciplinary offence. The decision on early termination of the term of Office of members of Councils of judges was adopted, respectively, by the Congress or Conference of judges, and in the period between congresses (conferences) judges-relevant judicial Council.
Article 9. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation as an organ of the judicial community 1. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation is the elected body of the judicial community, accountable only to the Congress.
2. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation shall be convened as necessary but no less than twice a year.
3. Working organ of Council of judges of the Russian Federation is the Presidium of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation, which is created for rapid peer address issues, as defined by the rules of the Judicial Council of the Russian Federation.
Meeting of the Presidium of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation shall be held when necessary but not less than four times a year.
4. the President of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation shall convene the Council of judges of the Russian Federation, the Bureau of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation and directs their work, in accordance with the rules of the Judicial Council of the Russian Federation.
5. the President of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation represents the Council of judges of the Russian Federation in the bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government, public associations, the media, as well as in the implementation of the international cooperation.
6. On the instructions of the President of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation may exercise his authority to one of his deputies.
Article 10. Powers of the boards of judges 1. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation: 1) calls all-Russia Congress of judges;
2) gives its consent to the appointment and dismissal of the Director-General of the judicial department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and hears his annual reports on the organizational, personnel and resource ensuring judicial activities;

3) elects judges to the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation instead of the retired members in the period between congresses;
3-1) elects the members of the Supreme Board of examiners on the admission examination for the post of judge (hereinafter also referred to as the higher examination Board) instead of the retired members in the period between congresses; (Supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) 4) studies, collects and distributes the experience of the bodies of the judicial community, develops recommendations for the improvement of their activities;
5) determines the modalities for the participation of judges garrison military vessels operating outside the Russian Federation, the bodies of the judicial community of constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
6) exercise other powers delegated to it by the federal laws.
2. Representatives of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation shall have the right to participate in the discussion of the draft federal law on the federal budget in the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
3. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation, as well as other bodies of the judicial community, within their competence, shall exercise direct links with the bodies of the judicial community and professional associations (associations) judges from other States, international organizations as well as with the media.
4. the boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation: 1) regarded the period between conferences of judges all issues attributed to the competence of the conferences of judges, except for the election of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and hearing their reports;
2) convene conferences of judges;
3) elect judges to the qualification board of judges of the relevant constituent entities of the Russian Federation to replace the retired during the period between conferences of judges;
4) elect the members of the examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation on the admission examination for the post of judge (hereinafter also-examiners of constituent entities of the Russian Federation) to replace the retired during the period between conferences of judges. (Supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ)
5. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation and tips the judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation may exercise their powers, if their compounds formed by not less than two-thirds.
Article 11. The formation of the qualification boards of judges 1. The qualification board of judges is formed from among the judges of federal courts, judges of the courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, members of the public, representatives of the President of the Russian Federation.
2. The higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation formed in the amount of twenty-nine members of the College.
Members of the Board from among the judges shall be elected according to the following standards: from the judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation-four judges;
judges of the arbitration courts of districts-two judges;
judges of the arbitration appellate courts-two judges;
judges of the Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, trial courts of the autonomous region and autonomous areas-four judges;
judges of the arbitration courts of the subjects of the Russian Federation-three judges;
the judges of district (Naval) military courts-three judges.
Ten members of the Board-members of the public are appointed by the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
One Board Member-representative of the President of the Russian Federation shall be appointed by the President of the Russian Federation.
(Paragraph as amended by federal law from 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)
3. the judges in the composition of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation shall be elected by secret ballot at the Congress of delegates of the Congress from the respective vessels from its members on separate meetings by delegates.
The judges shall be elected, received in separate meetings the delegates the highest number of votes of the delegates of the Congress, took part in the voting, provided that the vote was attended by more than half the delegates from relevant courts.
Election of judges to the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation instead of the retired members in the period between congresses is made by the Council of judges of the Russian Federation.
4. The qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation is formed by the following standards of representation: from the judges of the Supreme Court of the Republic, Krai, oblast court, Court of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court and the Court of Justice of the Autonomous Okrug-two judges;
the judges of the Court of arbitration of the Russian Federation-five judges;
judges garrison military courts-one judge;
from District Court judges-three judges;
judges of the Constitutional Court (statutory) subject of the Russian Federation-one judge;
from Magistracy-one judge;
seven members of the public;
one representative of the President of the Russian Federation.
In the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, in which the total number of judges of the courts referred to in the second to sixth paragraphs of this item less than 30, the qualification board of judges is formed in the amount of 11 members of the Board on the following standards representation: from the judges of the Supreme Court of the Republic, Krai, oblast court, Court of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court and the Court of Justice of the Autonomous Okrug is one judge;

the judges of the Court of arbitration of the Russian Federation-two judges;
judges garrison military courts-one judge;
from District Court judges, two judges;
judges of the Constitutional Court (statutory) subject of the Russian Federation-one judge;
from Magistracy-one judge;
two representatives of the public;
one representative of the President of the Russian Federation.
If the subject of the Russian Federation are not educated, the Supreme Court of the Republic, Krai, oblast court, city of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court, the Court of Justice of the Autonomous Okrug, Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, the constitutional (statutory) Court of the Russian Federation are justices lacking garrison military courts, the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation is formed without the participation of representatives of the judges of these courts. While standards of representation referred to in paragraphs second-eighth of this paragraph are preserved.
5. the judges of the Court of arbitration of St Petersburg and the Leningrad oblast are elected to the qualification board of judges and other bodies of the judicial community in St. Petersburg.
The qualification board of judges of the Leningrad region is formed by the following standards of representation: from the judges to the Leningrad oblast court, two judges;
judges garrison military courts-one judge;
judges of the district courts of the Leningrad region-three judges;
judges authorized court in Leningrad region-one judge;
from Magistracy-one judge;
four members of the public;
one representative of the President of the Russian Federation.
District Court judges and justices of the peace of evenk Autonomous Okrug were chosen to serve a qualification board of judges and other bodies of the judicial community of Krasnoyarsk region.
6. the judges in the composition of the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation shall be elected by secret ballot at a Conference of judges in the manner determined by the Conference.
Election of judges to the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation to replace the retired during the period between conferences is produced by the Council of judges of the Russian Federation.
Members of the public the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation shall be appointed by the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation in accordance with the procedure determined by the laws and other normative legal acts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation shall be appointed by the President of the Russian Federation.
7. the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation may not be elected as Presidents of the courts and their deputies. The composition of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation may not be elected Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and his deputies. (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ), a judge may not be elected simultaneously to the Judicial Council and the qualifications board for judges of the same level, and may not be a member of the qualification board of judges of various levels.
Member of the qualification board of judges cannot be elected to the position of Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of the judicial qualification panel more than two times in a row, except for the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 05.10.2015 N 284-FZ) in the event of termination of powers of the judge on grounds provided for under paragraph 1 of article 14 of the law of the Russian Federation from June 26, 1992 N 3132-(I) on the status of judges in the Russian Federation ", his membership in the qualification board of judges. Membership qualification board of judges from among the judges may be prematurely terminated for his initiative, or in case of a disciplinary offence or in case of his absence at meetings of the qualification board of judges in four months without good reason. The decision on early termination of Office of the members of the qualification board of judges from among the judges was adopted by the Congress (Conference) judges, and in the period between congresses (conferences) judges-relevant judicial Council. (As amended by the Federal law of 08.06.2015 N 144-FZ)
8. Members of the public the qualification boards of judges may be citizens of the Russian Federation who have reached 35 years of age, have a higher legal education, not committing acts discrediting their, not replacement, State or municipal posts, post public or community service who are not heads of organizations and establishments, regardless of organizational-legal forms and forms of ownership, lawyers and notaries.
Representatives of the President of the Russian Federation in the qualification boards of judges may be citizens of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation. (As amended by federal law from 08.12.2010 N 346-FZ)

Public representative, representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the qualification board of judges in the exercise of the powers of a member of the qualification board of judges, as well as in liberty relations should avoid anything that might diminish the authority of the judiciary or raise doubts as to the objectivity, fairness and impartiality of those representatives.
Membership qualification board of judges-a member of the public to address respectively the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation may be prematurely terminated for his initiative, or in the case of offences established by entered into legal force court verdict, or in case of his absence at meetings of the qualification board of judges in four months without good reason or in the case of substitution positions or activities referred to in the first subparagraph of this paragraph. (As amended by the Federal law of 08.06.2015 N 144-FZ) membership qualification board of judges-representative of the President of the Russian Federation shall be terminated by the President of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 08.06.2015 N 144-FZ)

(Revision of the Federal law dated 07.04.2003 N 96-FZ) Article 11-1. Formation of examiners on the admission examination for the post of judge of the 1. A examination Commission for reception of a qualification examination for the position of judges is formed in the number twenty one member of the Commission. Members of the Commission shall be elected according to the following standards of representation: 1) of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, five members of the Commission;
2) from the judges of the courts of general jurisdiction-five members of the Commission;
3) judges of the arbitration courts, five members of the Commission;
4) from teachers of legal disciplines educational institutions of higher education and scientific workers with a degree of candidate of legal sciences or doctor of juridical sciences, four members of the Commission;
5) from the all-Russian public associations of Jurists, two members of the Commission.
2. The examination Commission of the subjects of the Russian Federation on the admission examination for the post of judge of the formed from the number: 1) judges of the courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts judges, while in the examination Board, the number of judges in courts of general jurisdiction should be equal to the number of the judges of the tribunals and together they should be not less than three-fourths of the total membership of the Board of Examiners;
2) teachers of legal disciplines of educational organizations of higher education, academics, having a scientific degree of candidate of legal sciences or doctor of legal sciences, representatives of the all-Russia public associations of Jurists who exercise the powers of the members of the examination boards on a paid basis.
3. If on the territory of the Russian Federation no Tribunal or it is impossible to ensure equitable representation of judges of courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts judges in the composition of the examining Commission of the Russian Federation in connection with the insufficient number of judges of the arbitration courts, such representation is determined by the regulations of the Board of examiners.
4. the members of the Board of Examiners may not be different levels of examination commissions compositions and an equal level of qualification board of judges.
5. the members of the examination Commission are representatives of educational organizations of higher education, scientific organizations, nationwide public associations of lawyers in the exercise of its powers are not bound by the decisions of those agencies, organizations and public associations, and to review the members of the examination Commission are not allowed.
6. the members of the examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation shall be elected by the judges ' conferences the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the amount and pursuant to the procedure determined by the judges ' conferences in accordance with their regulations, taking into account the need for representation in these commissions of judges of the Supreme courts of the republics respectively, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, Court, courts, arbitral tribunals autonomous okrugs of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, district courts, as well as teachers of legal disciplines educational institutions of higher education , researchers with an academic degree of candidate of legal sciences or doctor of juridical sciences, and representatives of the all-Russia public associations of lawyers.
7. the judges of the tribunals, the members of the examination Commission of the city of St. Petersburg on the admission examination for the post of judge shall be elected from among the judges of the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.
8. delegates of the all-Russia Congress of judges shall elect the members of the Supreme Board of examiners by secret ballot. The election is carried out:

1) against judges, in separate meetings of delegates from the judges of the courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts judges upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. The judges shall be elected who obtain the largest number of votes of the delegates who took part in voting, provided that the vote was attended by more than half of the delegates of the Congress of judges of the respective courts;
2) in respect of other members of the Commission-on the recommendation of the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, which is based on received it offers educational institutions of higher education, scientific organizations, nationwide public associations of lawyers.
9. The delegates to the conferences of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation shall elect the members of the examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation by secret ballot. The election is carried out: 1) against judges, upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic, Krai, oblast court, Court of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court, the Court of the Autonomous Okrug and upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation;
2) in respect of other members of the examination commissions of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic, Krai, oblast court, Court of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court, the Court of the Autonomous Okrug and upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, which is based on the proposals received, the educational institutions of higher education, scientific organizations, nationwide public associations of lawyers.
10. the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic, Krai, oblast court, Court of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court, the Court of the Autonomous Okrug, the Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation are at least two candidates for each seat of Member of the examination Board.
11. Procedure for the submission of candidates for the exam commissions set rules of the all-Russian Congress of judges and judges ' conferences the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and, in the cases provided for in paragraph 13 of this article, the Council of judges of the Russian Federation regulations and tips the judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
12. A member of the examination Board of the number of judges may be prematurely terminated for his initiative, or in case of a disciplinary offence, or in the event of termination of Office of a judge, or in case of his absence at meetings of the Board of Examiners for four months without good reason. The powers of a member of the Board of Examiners may be prematurely terminated for his initiative, or in the case of offences established by entered into legal force court verdict, or in case of his absence at meetings of the Board of Examiners for four months without good reason. Decision on termination of the powers of a member of the examination Commission shall be adopted by the Congress (Conference) judges, and in the period between congresses (conferences) judges-relevant judicial Council. In case of early termination of the powers of a member of the examination Board of election to the Board of Examiners of another person shall be administered by an appropriate judicial Council for a period prior to the expiration of the powers of the Board of examiners. View on early termination of powers of the Member of the examination Board and the election of a part of the admissions Commission of another person in the period between congresses (conferences) judges shall be entered in the appropriate judicial Council Presidents of courts, referred to in paragraph 10 of this article.
Decision on termination of the powers of a member of the Supreme Board of examiners between all-Russian congresses of judges was adopted by the Council of judges of the Russian Federation. In case of early termination of the powers of a member of the higher examination board election to the Highest examination Commission another person between the all-Russian congresses of judges is exercised by the Council of judges of the Russian Federation for the period until the expiration of the term of Office of Graduate Admissions Commission.
View on early termination of powers of the Member of the highest examination Commission and the election of the composition of the Higher examination Board of another person during the period between the all-Russian congresses of judges shall be made in the Council of judges of the Russian Federation, the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
13. The examination Commission shall elect from among its members a Chairman of the examination Board and the Vice-Chairperson (s) of the Chairperson of the examination Board. The Secretary of the Board of Examiners shall be appointed by the judicial department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation or authority within its system, on presentation of the corresponding examination Commission. The Secretary of the Board of Examiners in decisions of the examination Board is not involved.
(Article supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) (As amended by the Federal law of 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ) Article 12. General meetings of judges

To discuss issues related to improving the Organization of the Court, the expression of the legitimate interests of judges, as well as in cases stipulated by this federal law, the election of delegates to the Congress (Conference) of judges in each court at least once a year the general meeting may be convened by the judges. By decision of the general meeting may be elected to the Council of judges of the Court.
Article 13. The term of Office of the elected bodies of the judicial community 1. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation, tips the judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation, the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the examination Board and examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation shall be elected for a term of four years. (As amended by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ)
2. on the expiry of these periods, the powers of the elected bodies of the judicial community persisted until the regular Congress, conferences and general assemblies of judges.
Article 14. Regulations of the judicial community 1. Regulations of all-Russian Congress of judges and schedule of meetings of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation approved by the all-Russia Congress of judges.
2. rules of working conferences of judges and regulations meetings of Councils of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation approved by the conferences of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
3. qualification board of judges carry out their activities in accordance with the regulations on the procedure of the work of the qualification boards of judges approved by the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation.
4. Organization of the work of the Higher examination Board, examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation are governed by the respective regulations, approved by the Higher examination Board. (Para supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) Article 15. Requests, appeals and decisions of the bodies of the judicial community and the deadline for consideration 1. Tips collegiums of judges judges and boards of Examiners shall have the right to ask the State bodies, public associations and officials and obtain from them the information and documents necessary for their activities. (As amended by the Federal law of 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ)
2. Requests, appeals and decisions of the bodies of the judicial community are to be considered within one month from the date of their arrival in the State bodies, public associations and officials.
Article 16. The interaction of the bodies of the judicial community 1. Tips collegiums of judges judges and boards of Examiners shall exchange the necessary information on its activities.
2. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation and the Presidency of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation, the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation and the Presidium of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation, the highest examination Committee shall submit necessary information about its activities accordingly in the Councils of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation subjects and examiners of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
3. the boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and constituent entities of the Russian Federation of Examiners shall inform about their activities accordingly, the Council of judges of the Russian Federation, the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation and the higher examination Commission.
(Article in the Editorial Office of the Federal law dated 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ), chap. II. POWERS of the QUALIFICATION BOARDS of JUDGES Article 17. The powers of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation 1. The higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation considers the issues assigned to the competence of federal constitutional laws, federal laws, and accepts motivated decision.
2. The higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation: 1) considers applications of candidates for the post of Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and submit its findings to the President of the Russian Federation; (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ) 2) considers applications of candidates for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation-the Chairmen of the judiciary panels of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation), President of the Appeals Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Appeals Board of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation , chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons of other federal courts (except for district courts), as well as judges of the district courts of Arbitration Arbitration courts of Appeal Court for intellectual property rights, military courts and is the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of its findings; (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)

2-1) considers the proposal of the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the President of the Russian Federation concerning the submission of candidates for judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in accordance with the established procedure for appointment to the position of Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, and is the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of its findings;
(Supplemented by federal law from 14.08.2004 N 100-FZ) (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ), 2-2) conducts mandatory verification of published information in the media about the conduct of judges, not corresponding to the requirements in the code of judicial ethics, and undermines the authority of the judiciary, if the conclusion on the recommendations of the judge has been given this Board; (Supplemented by federal law from 25.12.2008 N 274-FZ) 3) announced in the media on the opening of the vacant posts of Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Chairmen, Vice-Chairpersons of other federal courts (except for district courts), as well as judges of the district courts of Arbitration Arbitration courts of Appeal Court for intellectual property rights, military courts, together with an indication of the time and place of the admission and consideration of documents; (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ) 4) pauses, resumes or terminates the Authority (except for termination of judges who have reached the age limit of tenure of the judges), as well as pauses, resumes or terminates the resignation of the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Chairmen, Vice-Chairpersons of other federal courts (except for district courts) as well as judges of the district courts of Arbitration Arbitration courts of Appeal Court for intellectual property rights, military courts, members of the Judicial Council of the Russian Federation and the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation, the Chairmen of the boards of judges and qualification boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and their deputies; (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ) 5) carries out qualification attestation of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen of the federal courts (except the Supreme Court and district courts), as well as judges of the district courts of Arbitration Arbitration appellate courts, Court of intellectual rights and military courts; (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ) 6) gives opinion on the feasibility of bringing judges staying retired, the duties of the judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, arbitration courts of districts, arbitration courts of Appeal Court on intellectual rights and military courts; (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ) 7) assigns judges first and highest qualification degrees;
8) imposes disciplinary penalties on judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen of the federal courts (except for district courts), as well as judges of the district courts of Arbitration Arbitration appellate courts, Court of intellectual rights and military courts, members of the Judicial Council of the Russian Federation and the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation, Chairmen, Vice-Chairpersons of the Councils of judges and qualification boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation for committing a disciplinary offence; (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ) 9) argues the regulations on the procedure for the work of the qualification boards of judges;
10) deal with matters falling within the competence of the qualification boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, in case of impossibility of their permits these panels;
10-1) investigates complaints against decisions of the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation; (Supplemented by federal law from 25.12.2008 N 274-FZ) 11) gets acquainted with the work of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, hears the message of their Chairmen on the work done and makes recommendations aimed at improving the work of these panels; study and summarize the practice of the qualification board of judges, organizes studies of the members of these panels;
12) decides on the view of the judges to the State awards of the Russian Federation and assigning them the honorary titles of the Russian Federation;
13) exercise any other powers provided for by federal constitutional laws and federal laws.
3. The higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation may exercise its powers if its composition is formed by not less than two-thirds.
Article 18. The Presidium of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation 1. The Presidium of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation consists of the Chairman of that Board and his three deputies, elected by the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation from among its members.

2. The Presidium of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation is the working body of the College, it is accountable to and formed to resolve issues related to the Organization of the work of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation.
3. To ensure the activities and organization of the work of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation created device, which is a structural subdivision of the judicial department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. (Para supplemented by federal law from 25.12.2008 N 274-FZ) Article 19. Powers of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation 1. The qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation consider the issues assigned to the competence of their federal constitutional laws, federal laws, and take reasoned decisions in regard to judges of the Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, court autonomous oblast and autonomous okrugs, courts of arbitration courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, justices of the peace, judges of the district courts (including the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of district courts) and, in cases stipulated by normative legal acts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, to the judges of the constitutional (statutory) courts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by federal law from 28.11.2009 N 296-FZ)
2. The qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation: 1) consider statements by candidates for the post of judge, and taking into account the results of the qualifying examination give opinions on the recommendations of these persons for the post of judge or refuse such a recommendation;
1-1) are considering the submission of the Presidents of Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, trial courts of the autonomous region and autonomous areas on the approval of the judges of those courts by members of the bureaux of these courts and represent the plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of its findings;
(Supplemented by federal law from 14.08.2004 g. N 100-FZ) (as amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ), 1-2) are considering the submission to the Presidents of Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, trial courts of the autonomous region and autonomous areas on the approval of the Chairmen of the judiciary panels for civil, criminal and other judicial panels and submit their conclusions to the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, which contends the chairpersons referred to Board;
(Supplemented by federal law from 14.08.2004 N 100-FZ), 1-3) conducts mandatory verification of published information in the media about the conduct of judges, not corresponding to the requirements in the code of judicial ethics, and undermines the authority of the judiciary, if the conclusion on the recommendations of the judge has been given this Board; (Supplemented by federal law from 25.12.2008 N 274-FZ) 2) (repealed-federal law 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) 3) announce in the media on the opening of the vacant posts of Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen of district courts and judges of federal courts concerned indicating the time and place of the admission and consideration of documents;
4) organize validation biographical and other information submitted by applicants for vacancies, if necessary, request on the grounds and in the manner prescribed by the laws of the Russian Federation, the bodies which carry out investigative activities, and other State bodies of data necessary for the decision on the application of the recommendation to the vacant post of judge; (As amended by federal law from 25.12.2008 N 274-FZ) 5) suspend, resume or terminate the Authority (except for termination of judges who have reached the age limit of tenure of the judges) as well as suspend, resume or stop the resignation of judges of federal courts concerned (with the exception of those referred to in subparagraph 4 of paragraph 2 of article 17 hereof), Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the district courts, the members of the respective Councils of judges and qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation; (As amended by the federal laws from 05.04.2005 N 33-FZ; from 17.07.2009 N 157-FZ; from 11/09/2009 N 246-FZ) 6) have qualified the appointment of judges of the relevant courts and the justices of the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of district courts; assign judges of the relevant courts and the justices of the peace, the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of district courts qualifying classes (except the first and higher);
7) give opinions on the possibility of bringing judges staying retired, the duties of the judges of the federal courts, justices of the peace, as well as the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of district courts; (As amended by the Federal law of 04.03.2013 N 20-FZ)

8) impose disciplinary measures on judges of the respective vessels (including the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of district courts) for committing a disciplinary offence;
9) exercise other powers in accordance with the Federal constitutional laws and federal laws.
3. qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation may exercise its powers, if their compounds formed by not less than two-thirds.
Article 20. Review of decisions under the new circumstances 1. The qualification board of judges is entitled to revise the earlier decision on new circumstances.
Petition for review of the decision on new circumstances can be filed with the Panel of judges qualifying candidate for the post of judge or magistrate in respect of which the decision was taken, as well as official, on presentation of which the decision, the Chairman of the concerned or of the superior court. The qualification board of judges may review its decision if there is no specified motions in the case if newly discovered evidence did not allow to recognize the earlier decision lawful and justified. (As amended by the Federal law dated 15.12.2003 N 100-FZ)
2. Grounds for review of the decision on new circumstances are circumstances which were not known the Qualification Collegium of judges and by themselves or together with previously established circumstances justify the adoption of another decision.
CHAPTER III. Production in the QUALIFICATION BOARDS of JUDGES Article 21. The order of consideration of the qualification boards of judges the submissions 1. Preparation of the meetings of the judicial qualification panel carries out the judicial qualification panel Chairman or his Deputy, which determines the time and place of the meeting, as well as the circle of persons to be invited to the meeting.
Invitees must be promptly notified of the time and place of the meeting.
2. a judge shall, in respect of which started production qualification Collegium of judges the right to familiarize themselves with the judicial qualification panel materials, and to submit their objections and comments.
3. Notice of the time and place of the meeting, the qualification board of judges judge, in respect of which started production, will be notified in time required for attendance at the meeting.
4. In case of failure without good cause to meeting the Qualification Collegium of judges, judges, has properly about the time and place of the meeting, the qualification board of judges is considering in his absence.
When considering material on disciplinary responsibility of judges, judges to criminal liability by the decision of the qualification board of judges a judge's powers may be suspended until a decision on the merits. The decision may be taken in the absence of judges, including in case of his absence excused.
5. Member of the qualification board of judges with her consent may not participate in the consideration of a specific material. Member of the qualification board of judges who took part in the meeting, does not have the right to abstain from voting.
6. The meetings of the qualification boards of judges may participate and express their views on the issues discussed as of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the courts, the heads of the judicial department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and its constituent bodies, Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of boards of judges, other qualification boards of judges or their representatives.
Article 22. Features of consideration of submissions and referrals about committing a disciplinary offence judge 1. The Chair of the view or of the superior court or an appeal body, the judicial community on early termination of powers of the judge in relation to the Commission of a disciplinary offence is considered them Qualification Collegium of judges if the submissions evidence of the circumstances of the misconduct, and data on the judge. (As amended by the Federal law dated 2 October 2012 N 165-FZ), the qualification board of judges within their authority may conduct additional validation of submissions, request additional materials and hear explanations of the persons concerned about the circumstances of the Commission of a disciplinary offence by a judge.
2. Complaints and reports containing information about committing a disciplinary offence, the judge received the qualification board of judges from organs and officials other than those referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, as well as from citizens, checked the Qualification Collegium of judges independently or are sent for validation to the President of the relevant court.

To conduct an independent verification of the qualification board of judges shall form a Commission from among the members of the Board of judges and members of the qualification board of judges, as well as representatives of the public and staff qualification board of judges. The results of the scan are reported by the Commission on judicial qualification panel meeting, which decides on the merits. (The paragraph is supplemented by federal law from 25.12.2008 N 274-FZ)
3. In the case of a matter on premature termination of powers of the judge in relation to the Commission of a disciplinary offence to them or the availability of data on committing them to specified misconduct requiring further checks, the application judge to terminate his powers on other grounds shall be suspended until the examination of the merits of this matter. (As amended by the Federal law dated 2 October 2012 N 165-FZ), Article 23. Decision-making qualification boards of judges 1. The qualification board of judges the authority to decide if at its meeting, more than half of the members are present qualification board of judges.
Decision is adopted if more than half of the members voted qualification board of judges who participated in the meeting.
A decision to terminate or suspend the powers of the judge or his resignation is adopted if at least two thirds voted members of the qualification board of judges who participated in the meeting.
2. voting and decision are held in the absence of a judge in respect of whom a matter and in the absence of guests and other persons. Member of the qualification board of judges has the right to express in writing a separate opinion attached to the Protocol of the meeting, the qualification board of judges.
2-1. A decision on the results of consideration of the question of early termination of powers of the judge in relation to the Commission of a disciplinary offence or question them about the termination of the resignation of judge in connection with the implementation of activities incompatible with judicial office, or Commission of acts, denigrating it, was adopted by secret ballot by members of the qualification board of judges. Order secret ballot are set out in the regulation on the procedure for the work of the qualification board of judges. (Para supplemented by federal law from 24.07.2009 N 210-FZ) 2-2. In the case of adoption of a panel of judges qualifying decision on early termination of powers of the judge in relation to the Commission of a disciplinary offence to them or of the decision to terminate the resignation of judge in connection with the implementation of activities incompatible with judicial office, or Commission of acts, his denigrating, in each of the decisions must be specified the motives of its adoption. (Para supplemented by federal law from 24.07.2009 N 210-FZ)

3. the decision of the qualification board of judges shall be signed by the Chairperson of the meeting and the Secretary of the qualification board of judges. In the absence of Secretary College qualification board of judges decides to temporarily assign his responsibilities to one of the members of the College.
Article 24. Minutes of meeting qualification board of judges 1. At the meeting, the qualification board of judges for each question under consideration is conducted a separate protocol, which shall include all necessary information about the course of the meeting. Minutes shall be signed by the Chairperson of the meeting and the Secretary of the Board.
2. a person against whom, and the person is considered, one view within three days after receiving notice of the signature of the Protocol of the meeting, the qualification board of judges may write to the qualifications board for judges with a request for disclosure of the specified protocol, review it and submit their comments. These comments shall be annexed to the Protocol meeting qualification board of judges.
3. The Secretary-General of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation is a full-time employee of the judicial department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, and the Secretaries of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation-salaried employees within its system of bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Article 25. The timing of the consideration of materials qualification boards of judges contributions should be considered the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation not later than three months, and the qualification boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation not later than one month from the date of their admission to the bar, unless other deadlines are established by federal laws.
Article 26. An appeal against the decision of the qualification board of judges 1. The decision taken by the Qualification Collegium of judges may be appealed before the courts or to the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation (concerning the outcome of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation) a person in respect of whom it is taken.

2. the decisions of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation and the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation on the suspension or termination of the powers of judges, bringing them to disciplinary penalties, suspension or termination of the resignation of judges, as well as the refusal of the recommendation of judges can be appealed by interested parties within ten days after receiving a copy of the relevant decision, except as provided for in paragraph 5 of this article. (As amended by the Federal law dated 2 October 2012 N 165-FZ)
3. decisions of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation concerning the refusal recommendation of judges, about bringing the judges to disciplinary responsibility (with the exception of decisions on the termination of the powers of judges for committing misconduct), suspend the dismissal of judges can be appealed to the respective Supreme courts of the republics, krais, county courts, courts of cities with federal status, the Court of Justice of the autonomous oblast and autonomous okrugs. (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)
4. decisions of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation to terminate the powers of judges or to terminate their dismissal may be appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)
5. the decisions of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation concerning the refusal recommendation of judges, about bringing the judges to disciplinary responsibility, suspension or termination of the powers of judges, suspension or termination of their dismissal may be appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ) 5-1. Decision of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation and the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation to dismiss the views of the Chairman of Supreme Court of Russian Federation, Presidents of Supreme courts of the republics, provincial, oblast courts, the courts of cities with federal status, Court of the autonomous region, autonomous districts and district courts (Naval) military courts to terminate the powers of federal judges for committing misconduct may be appealed to the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. (Para supplemented by federal law from 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)
6. Other decisions of a qualification board of judges may be appealed in accordance with the procedure established by paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article only explanations of violations of the procedures for their issuance.
7. decisions of the qualification boards of judges shall take effect from the moment of their announcement. Decision of the qualification board of judges shall be announced immediately after the adoption.
(Article in the Editorial Office of the Federal law dated 11/9/2009 N 246-FZ) chapter III-1. POWERS of EXAMINERS and the conduct of the EXAMINATION (chapter supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) Article 26-1. Powers of examination commissions 1. A examination Commission takes exams a candidate for the post of judge in the case, if an opinion on recommendation of a candidate for this post refers to the powers of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation.
2. The examination Commission of the Russian Federation takes exams a candidate for the post of judge in the case, if an opinion on recommendation of a candidate for this post refers to the powers of the qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ)
3. A examination Commission carries out general and methodical guidance given by the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Graduate examination Committee provided clarification examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation on issues related to the admission examination for the post of judge. (As amended by the Federal law of 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ)
4. A examination Commission approves the regulations examination commissions.
(Article supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) Article 26-2. Organization of the work of the examination commissions 1. The work of the admissions Commission convened by the Chair of the examination Board or on his behalf, the Vice-Chairman of the Board of examiners or examiner.
2. The examination Commission shall have the power to take a qualifying exam for the post of judge in the presence of at least half its membership. However, judges should not be less than half of those present at the qualifying examination members of the Commission.
(Article supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) Article 26-3. The procedure for conducting the qualification exam for the position of judges and the procedure for determining the assessment of knowledge of the candidate to the position of judges 1. The procedure for conducting the qualification exam for the position of judges and the procedure for determining the assessment of a candidate for the post of judge establishes regulations examination commissions approved the higher examination Board.

2. the examination shall be drawn up separately for candidates for the post of judge of the Court of general jurisdiction, candidates for the post of judge at the Court of arbitration, the candidates for the post of judge of the specialized court and shall contain three theoretical question on various branches of law, two objectives in matters of judicial practice and writing assignment on the preparation of procedural document on the layout of the case.
3. Theoretical issues in examination tickets are composed of the higher examination Board and judicial tasks and written assignments on preparing procedural document on the layout of the case shall be drawn up by the relevant examination commissions and approved by the Higher examination Board.
4. For candidates for the post of judge of the Constitutional Court (statutory) subject of the Russian Federation examination shall be drawn up in accordance with the regulations of the relevant constituent entity of the Russian Federation.
5. A examination Commission is exam questions and approves tasks in matters of judicial practice and written assignments on preparing procedural document layout Affairs by agreement with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
6. Information on the qualifying examination for the position of judge and its results are reflected in the Protocol signed by the Chairperson of the meeting of the admissions Commission and Secretary of the Board of examiners. Prepared by the candidate meet the challenges and draft procedural document layout case attached to the Protocol of meeting of Board of examiners and is stored in the files of the Board of Examiners of not less than four years.
7. extract from the Protocol that the candidate for the post of judge qualification examination is available to the applicant upon request.
8. The examination Commission shall issue to the person who delivers a qualifying exam for the post of judge, the certificate of Qualification exam results with estimates for each issue and common summative assessment. In the case of a common final unsatisfactory performance evaluation by the specified certificate is not issued.
9. the results of the qualifying examination for the post of judge are valid for three years from the date of delivery of a qualification examination. During this period of a candidate for the position of judge is entitled to pass a qualifying exam for the post of judge of the Court of another level, another system, another type or another entity of the Russian Federation.
10. the candidate came to an answer and renounced further delivery of a qualification examination for the post of judge, as well as a candidate, not passed Qualification exam may apply to this or any other examination the Commission a statement of admission to pass the qualification exam for no earlier than six months from the date of the qualifying examination.
11. The candidate for the post of judge shall be refused admission to pass the qualification exam for only on the grounds established by the Federal law. In case of refusal the applicant admission to pass the qualification exam for the post of judge of the appropriate decision must be motivated and in writing.
(Article supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) (As amended by the Federal law of 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ) Article 26-4. Appeal of decisions of examination commissions 1. A candidate for the position of judge may appeal the decision of the admissions Commission judicially within ten days from receipt of a certificate of the results of the qualifying examination for the post of judge. Decision of the higher examination Board appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Decision examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation appealed to the Supreme courts of the republics, krais, county courts, courts of cities with federal status, the Court of Justice of the autonomous oblast and autonomous okrugs.
2. decisions of the Examiners may be appealed only on the grounds of violation of the procedure of holding qualifying examination. (As amended by the Federal law of 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ)
3. A candidate for the position of judge is entitled to appeal against the actions (inaction) of the admissions Commission, as a result of which he was not allowed to pass the qualification exam. (As amended by the Federal law of 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ)
(Article supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ), chap. IV. ENSURING the ACTIVITIES of the BODIES of the JUDICIAL COMMUNITY, article 27. Organizational support for the activities of the bodies of the judicial community 1. Organizational support for the activities of the bodies of the judicial community is carried out by the judicial department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the authorities of its system.
2. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation, the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation and the Graduate examination Committee provide guidance to the relevant bodies of the judicial community in their activities. (As amended by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ)
3. The identity of the President of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation shall be signed by the Chairman of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation.

The identity of the members of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation and Chairmen of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation shall be signed by the President of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation.
The identity of the members of the qualification board of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation shall be signed by the Presidents of the qualification board of judges.
4. The identity of the Chairman of the examination Board shall be signed by the Chairman of the Higher Council of judges of the Russian Federation. The identity of the members of the Supreme Board of examiners and chairpersons of examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation shall be signed by the Chairman of the Supreme Board of examiners. The identity of the members of the examination commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation shall be signed by the Chairmen of the relevant examination boards. (Para supplemented by federal law from 06.04.2015 N 69-FZ) Article 28. Financial and logistical support to the activities of the bodies of the judicial community 1. Create the appropriate conditions for the activities of the bodies of the judicial community, including content of their unit, the establishment of bodies of the judicial community publications, as well as financial and logistical support to the activities of the bodies of the judicial community are vested in the judicial department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the bodies of its system.
2. the financial and logistical support activities of the all-Russian Congress of judges, the Council of judges of the Russian Federation and of the Presidium of the Council of judges of the Russian Federation, the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation and of the Presidium of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Board of examiners on the admission examination for the position of judge is vested in the judicial department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. (As amended by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) Article 28-1. Payment of legal disciplines teachers educational institutions of higher education and scientific workers with a degree of law, representatives of the all-Russia public associations of Jurists for participation in the work of the examination boards (as amended by the Federal law of 02.07.2013 N 185-FZ dated December 30, 2008) 1. Teachers of legal disciplines of educational organizations of higher education, research workers with a degree in the legal profession, representatives of public associations of lawyers nationwide paid remuneration for participation in the work of the examination boards, as well as reimbursed expenses associated with the direction their in business trip to participate in the work of Examiners, in accordance with the procedure and in the amounts established by the Government of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 02.07.2013 N 185-FZ)
2. For teachers of legal disciplines of educational organizations of higher education, researchers with a scientific degree in the legal profession, and the representatives of the Russian public associations of lawyers at the time of their participation in the work of the Board of examiners retained guarantees and compensations offered by the main place of work in accordance with labour legislation. (As amended by the Federal law of 02.07.2013 N 185-FZ) (Article supplemented by federal law from 03.12.2011 N 388-FZ) chapter V final provisions Article 29. Method of entry into force of this federal law 1. This federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
2. The higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation, formed prior to the entry into force of this federal law, exercises its powers until the appointment of members of the public and representative of the President of the Russian Federation. Members of the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation, formed prior to the entry into force of this federal law, shall exercise their powers until the expiration of the term for which they were elected, together with representatives of civil society and representative of the President of the Russian Federation in composition formed in accordance with this federal law the higher qualification board of judges of the Russian Federation.
3. Qualification Collegium of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, military districts, groups of armies and fleets, arbitration courts, as well as the boards of Examiners, formed prior to the entry into force of this federal law, continue to exercise their powers until the formation of the corresponding qualification board of judges and examination commissions stipulated by this federal law, but not more than six months from the date of entry into force of this federal law. (As amended by the Federal law of 12.03.2014 N 29-FZ)
4. The Council of judges of the Russian Federation, elected before the entry into force of this federal law, exercises its powers until the expiration of the term for which it was formed.

5. the boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, military districts, groups of armies and fleets, arbitration courts, elected before the entry into force of this federal law shall continue to exercise its powers until the election of the respective Councils of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation provided for in this federal law, but not more than six months from the date of entry into force of this federal law.
6. Within three months from the date of entry into force of this federal law in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the manner prescribed by this federal law, hosts conferences and general assemblies of judges, the judges elected to the Councils of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and qualification boards of judges of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
7. The qualification board of judges and boards of Examiners, formed prior to the entry into force of this federal law, pass on all the documentation, including archives, newly formed by the relevant qualification boards of judges and examination commissions.
8. The calculation of the term of Office of members of Councils of judges and qualification boards of judges provided for in paragraphs 3 and 4 of article 8, paragraph 7 of article 11 hereof shall be made on the basis that the first term is the term for which he was elected a judge after the entry into force of this federal law.
9. From the date of entry into force of this federal law shall be declared null and void: Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR on December 6, 1989 Goda "on approval of the procedure of Convocation and holding of the Conference of judges of the courts of the RSFSR" (Gazette of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, 1989, no. 50, p. 1479);
paragraph 1 of the resolution of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation from May 13, 1993 N 4960-I "on approval of the regulations on the qualification boards of judges and the judges of the competency assessment" (records of the Congress of people's deputies of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation, 1993, no. 24, p. 856);
paragraph 10 of article 1 of the Federal law dated November 16, 1997 N 144-FZ "about entry of changes and additions in laws and other legal acts of the Russian Federation in connection with adoption of the Federal Constitutional law on arbitration courts in the Russian Federation" and the arbitration procedure code of the Russian Federation "(collection of laws of the Russian Federation, 1997, no. 47, art. 5341).
Install that from the date of entry into force of this federal law regulation on competency assessment of judges, approved by the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation from May 13, 1993 N 4960-I "on approval of the regulations on the qualification boards of judges and the judges of the competency assessment" (records of the Congress of people's deputies of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation, 1993, no. 24, p. 856) is part of the If they do not contradict this federal law.
The President of the Russian Federation v. Putin Kremlin, Moscow, N 30 March 14, 2002-FZ

Related Laws