A seminar was held at the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation with the participation of representatives of the Qatar Public Prosecution

13 december 2018, 15:17

Today, on 13 December 2018, a seminar was held at the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, on the theme “The Participation of the Prosecutor in Criminal Proceedings”. The seminar is a part of the Program of Cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Qatar Public Prosecution for 2018–2019.

The event was attended by the heads and staff members of the structural units of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the Head of the delegation, Chief Prosecutor of the Qatar Public Prosecution Mr. Mubarak Shabib Al Ramzani, and other members of the delegation.

The welcome address was delivered by the first Deputy Head of the General Department for Criminal Court Proceedings, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, Ms. Yulia Shekhovtsova.

She noted that this was not the first joint event that was held with representatives of the State of Qatar in 2018.

Yulia Shekhovtsova said that participation in criminal proceedings is considered one of the most important areas of prosecutorial activity in Russia.

She also recalled that in 2014 Russia hosted the Winter Olympic Games and this year - the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which enabled to gather significant experience in preparing and holding major international events, including in ensuring security of citizens.

The representative of the Russian Party invited the colleagues from Qatar to exchange professional expertise during the seminar.

She said that the Russian prosecutors were interested to know about the Qatari prosecutors’ role in criminal investigations and their participation in court proceedings, as well as the relationship between prosecutors and judges. She confirmed that the representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia are prepared to brief about the organization of the work of the Prosecution Service, the role of prosecutors in criminal proceedings, both at the stage of preliminary investigation and at court hearings.

In addition, Yulia Shekhovtsova invited the foreign delegation to visit the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to become familiar with its work.

In conclusion, she thanked her colleagues from Qatar for openness and willingness to engage in dialogue, commended the cooperation with Qatari partners and reiterated the firm commitment to further comprehensive development of the Russian-Qatari relations.
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