Since June 2010 the Superior Arbitrage Court of Russian Federation will broadcast its sessions on-line. It is a remarkable step towards transparent court practice. It is expected that sessions will be available online the next day after the meeting.
According to the official site of the Superior Arbitrage Court of Russian Federation the first on-line session will be the Case number A65-4758/2009-SG1-18 Arbitration Court of the Republic of Tatarstan. “Vodokanalservis” against “Tatenergosbyt”. If there won’t be any technical problems, I’ll mandatory put the link to this historical session to this blog.
Prior to the on-line broadcasting most of Russian arbitrage courts had databases of courts decisions. Since June all courts (civil, arbitrage, criminal) of Russian Federation will host databases of their decisions on-line.
According to Russian media, in July Constitutional court of Russian Federation will also start on-line broadcasting of its sessions.
All documents and on-line video will be in Russian language only. The Superior Arbitrage Court of Russian Federation has “Microsoft translator” applet for non-Russian speaking visitors.