The 9-th International Scientific and Practical Conference of the Enforcement Bodies “State and Private Enforcement Systems: Comparative Analysis and the Best Practices” (hereinafter referred to as “Conference”) took place in the period from 10 to 13 October 2018 in Sochi (Krasnodar Region).
The Conference was organized by the Federal Bailiffs Service of the Russian Federation with the support of the International Union of Judicial Officers and the Krasnodar Region’s Authority together with the Kuban State University, the All-Russian State University of Justice (RLA of the Ministry of Justice of Russia) and the Sochi Institute of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)
The Conference’s Programme included a Plenary Meeting, participants’ presentations, thematic discussions and bilateral meetings.
The Conference was the largest ever held by the number of States parties. Representatives of 38 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and some international organizations participated in this Event.
The Sochi’s Conference was attended by representatives of enforcement agencies of the following States that had previously participated in this International Event: Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, South Ossetia, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam.
The representatives from Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Cyprus, Cuba, Guinea, Italy, Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Zambia participated in the Conference for the first time this year.
The Conference was opened on October 10, 2018 with the participation of heads of national delegations, including heads of foreign enforcement agencies. Representatives of scientific and legal communities took an active part in the Conference.
Director of the Federal Bailiff Service – Chief Bailiff of the Russian Federation Mr. Dmitriy Aristov, Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Southern Federal District Mr. Vladimir Gurba, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation Mr. Vadim Fedorov, First Deputy Head of Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Region Mr. Andrey Alekseyenko, Member of the Federation Council Ms. Irina Rukavishnikova, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Mr. Zarif Baiguskarov, Deputy Governor of the Sverdlovsk’s Region Mr. Azat Salikhov, President of the International Union of Judicial Officers Mr. Marc Schmitz made welcoming remarks to the Conference participants.
On the opening day of the Conference, Director of the FBS of Russia Mr. Dmitriy Aristov made a report on "State and private enforcement systems", noting that each of the executive systems has its own strengths and weaknesses. In this regard it is important to assess the existing enforcement systems not from the standpoint of comparing each system, but from the standpoint of efficiency and timeliness of achieving the objectives within the framework of administrative, economic, social and other national factors in each individual state. At the same time all existing enforcement systems are united by their tasks’ commonality, namely, ensuring the implementation of jurisdictional acts, restoration and protection of violated rights of individuals and legal entities, which are the fundamental guarantor of the rule of law in each State. In this context, Mr. Dmitriy Aristov stressed that the comparative assessment of enforcement systems is the main objective of the Conference.
The Director of the FBS of Russia also gave a detailed assessment of the Russian State System of Enforcement Proceedings in particular noting that this system was classical and had developed historicallyin Russia. Mr. Dmitriy Aristov briefly described the modern enforcement proceedings in the Russian Federation, in particular, noting that one of the priority tasks of the FBS of Russia is to ensure the timely execution of judicial acts in all Russian regions strictly in accordance with the letter of the law, regardless of the level of regional economic development.
Thematic presentations of the national systems types of compulsory execution in different states were submitted during the Conference. The participants exchanged practical experience and expressed their readiness to expand interstate enforcement proceedings cooperation.
During the Conference Head of the Russian Delegation Mr. Dmitriy Aristov held bilateral meetings with President of the International Union of Judicial Officers Mr. Marc Schmitz, Director General of the National Administrative Office for Enforcement of Finland Mr. Juhani Toukola, Director of the Enforcement & Collection Authority of Israel Mr. Tomer Moskovitz, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Compulsory Enforcement under General Prosecutor’s Office of Uzbekistan Mr. Shokhrukh Aminov, Vice-President of the Supreme People Court of Cuba Ms. Farah Maritza Saucedo Peréz, Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer of Armenia, Colonel of Justice Mr. Hakob Hakobyan, as well as Director-General of Legal Execution of the Ministry of Justice of Thailand Mr. Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol.
As a result of these meetings participants made decisions on the further development of bilateral appropriated relations in the field of enforcement.
In conclusion Chief Bailiff of the Russian Federation Mr. Dmitriy Aristov thanked all the Conference participants and expressed the hope that this scientific and practical event will continue to play an important role on improving the efficiency of all national enforcement services, as well as will expand and strengthen international interagency cooperation in the field of enforcement.
The Conference participants expressed their sincere gratitude to the Russian Side and The International Union of Judicial Officers for organizing the Sochi International Meeting.
Mr. Dmitriy Aristov invited everybody to take part in the 10-th Anniversary International Scientific and Practical Conference, which is scheduled to be held at Moscow in 2019.