A meeting of the Joint Collegium of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Belarus was held in Brest

25 october 2019, 15:50

Today, on 25 October 2019, in Brest, a regular meeting was held of the Joint Collegium of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Belarus. The meeting addressed the practice of prosecutorial supervision over the compliance with legislation on reparation for damages caused by offenses.

The meeting was attended by Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Konyuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev, members of the Joint Collegium from the Belarusian and Russian sides, prosecutors of regions, of the city of Minsk, heads of scientific institutions of Prosecutor General’s Offices of Belarus and Russia, heads of departments (their deputies) and employees of the central administrations of Prosecutor General’s Offices of Belarus and Russia, prosecution officers of the prosecutor's office of the Brest region.

The opening address was delivered by Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chayka and Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Konyukov.

Keynote reports were made by Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Viktor Grin and Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus Alexei Stuk. Then other presentations were heard and the participants exchanged their views.

It was noted that reparation for damages caused by offenses is one of the priority areas of activity of prosecution bodies. This is an important means of ensuring the rights and legitimate interests of individuals and legal entities, which also serves as a guarantee of state protection of national interests in terms of ensuring economic security in general.

An effective tool to ensure the recovery of damages caused by offenses is the right of the prosecutor to apply to the court to defend the state interests.

In 2018, in the Russian Federation, prosecutors acting on behalf of the state filed nearly 37.5 thousand lawsuits for over 13.4 billion rubles, including 2.3 thousand claims for reparation for damages caused by crimes in the amount of 8.3 billion rubles. According to the results of the judicial review, more than 32 thousand claims were granted for a total of 14.5 billion rubles, of which 9.1 billion rubles were damages from criminal acts.

In the first half of this year, prosecutors in order to protect the interests of the Russian Federation, its constituent entities, municipalities from criminal attacks filed 1,395 lawsuits for almost 5.6 billion rubles, of which 946 were granted for about 4.5 billion rubles.

At the end of the event, a joint decision was made aimed at improving the work on reparation for property damages and taking measures to obtain a conviction within the framework of civil action and other property penalties.

The closing remarks were made by Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka and Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Konyuk.

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