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Genry Reznik on recent developments in the legal profession

posted 12 Jun 2017, 01:58 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Jun 2017, 02:04 ]
31 May 2017

Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya advokatskaya gazeta]

Photo: Moscow Helsinki Group via Novaya gazeta [Anna Artemeva]

By Genry Reznik, vice-president of the Federal Bar Association and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group

I am encouraged by the influx of young talented lawyers into the legal profession in recent years and the keen interest they have shown towards the organization of our human rights institution. I am delighted to see the highly informative and insightful articles of my colleagues published in Novaya advokatskaya gazeta. This gives me hope for the future of the work to which I have dedicated my entire life.

The recent changes to the Code of Criminal Procedure will undoubtedly strengthen lawyers’ independence and the guarantee of legal representation for defendants in criminal cases. The important task facing us now is to integrate these principles into practice, thereby ensuring the corresponding application of the law, since, as we know to be the case in life, a large gap exists between written regulations and their practical application.

The perspectives of other prominent Russian lawyers on what, in their view, are the most important changes in the lawyering community in recent times.

Translated by Nathalie Wilson
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