On 20-23 September 2017, Suzdal (Vladimir Region) hosed the VIII International Conference “Information Technologies in Enforcement”.
The conference was organized by the Federal Bailiffs Service with the support of the Vladimir Region government and in conjunction with the A.G. and N.G. Stoletov State University of Vladimir, All-Russian State University of Justice (RLA of the Ministry of Justice), International Union of Executive Officers and the Law Education Association.
The program of the conference included a plenary meeting, reports of the attendees and discussions.
The conference became the most numerous of all conferences held before not only in the general number of participants – which reached 164 people, but in the number of countries attending: there were delegations from 28 countries.
Representatives of enforcement authorities from Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belorussia, Belgium, Vietnam, Germany, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Kirgizia, China, Laos, Latvia, Moldavia, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Finland, France, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Estonia and South Ossetia arrived in Suzdal to attend the event.
This is the first time representatives of Abkhazia, Cambodia, Laos, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have taken part in the conference.
The opening ceremony attended by heads of enforcement authorities, representatives of scientific and legal communities took place on 21 September 2017.
Director of the Federal Bailiffs Service – Chief Bailiff of the Russian Federation Dmitry Aristov, governor of Vladimir Region Svetlana Orlova, Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary in Central Federal District Nikolai Ovsiyenko, Deputy Minister of Justice Vadim Fyodorov, President of the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) Françoise Andrieux, as well as member of the RF State Duma Zarif Baiguskarov made welcoming speeches.
On the opening day, Mr. Aristov made report: “Information Technologies in the activities of the Federal Bailiffs Service”, telling the attendees about existing technologies and planned innovations that would improve performance of the Federal Bailiffs Service, make services more available to users, eliminate corruption factors in the work of bailiffs and other parties involved in enforcement proceedings and would take cooperation between enforcement agencies and other state authorities and organizations to a higher level.
Ms. Andrieux presented report “Blockchain: What is it? How does it work? Does it affect enforcement?”.
Delegates from Finland, Belorussia, Estonia, Moldavia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, as well as Valery Chichkanov, Chairman of the Civic Council of the Russia’s Federal Bailiffs Service and representatives of the Russian scientific community also made reports on the first day of the conference.
During the conference the Federal Bailiffs Service and Serbia’s Chamber of Public Judicial Officers signed a memorandum of understanding. On the Russian part, the document was signed by Director of the Federal Bailiffs Service – Chief Bailiff of the Russian Federation Mr. Aristov, while on Serbia’s part – President of the Chamber of Public Judicial Officers Alexandra Treshnev. The Memorandum provides for development of cooperation between the parties and exchange of practices in enforcement of decisions of courts and other authorized bodies.
On the second day of the conference, the attendees heard reports on IT and outlooks of their development in enforcement systems in the Czech Republic, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Serbia, France, Moldavia, Montenegro, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Cambodia and Mongolia. Representatives of Russian organizations and scientific community also made reports.
The speakers noted that the topic under discussion was an important aspect for upgrading enforcement system.
A number of important working meetings were held during the conference. Chief Bailiff of the Russian Federation Mr. Aristov had meetings with senior officials of the Finland’s National Administrative Office for Enforcement, Mongolia’s General Office for Enforcement, Moldavia’s National Union of Judicial Officers, Uzbekistan’s Enforcement Bureau to discuss cooperation.
In conclusion, Mr. Aristov thanked all the present for their participation and expressed hope that the conference would make an important contribution in enhancing efficiency of enforcement services.
The attendees expressed gratitude to the organizers for the opportunity to not only discuss burning problems and exchange experience, but to establish cooperation. They also noted that the subject discussed were pressing and important.