Judges of the CIS Economic Court

In accordance with article 6 of the Provision on the CIS Economic Court, the CIS Economic Court is formed from an equal number of judges from each state-party. In accordance with Article 2 of the Agreement on the Status of the CIS Economic Court of July 6, 1992, the quota number of judges from each state-party was two people .

By the decision of the Council of the Heads of States of the CIS on measures on further enhancement of efficiency of the CIS organs and optimization of its structure of October 2, 2002, the number of judges was reduced to one judge from each state.

In accordance with the Provision on the Economic Court of the CIS all judges are elected (appointed) by the State parties in accordance with their own domestic procedure used for the election (appointment) of judges to their highest economic, arbitration courts for a 10-year period, strictly on the professional ground, among judges of economic (arbitration) courts and other persons, who must be highly qualified experts in the field of economic and legal relations, also they must have higher legal education.

Entering the office on the meeting of the CIS Economic Court, each judge has to take the following oath:

“I do solemnly swear that I will perform my duties honestly and in good faith, and be impartial and just, as demand my judge duty and my conscience.”

While administering justice, judges put on gowns.

Today the CIS Economic Court is composed of the following judges:

  • Ludmila Kamenkova (Belarus),
  • Evelina Nagornaya (Russian Federation).

The President of the CIS Economic Court, his deputies and judges can not be recalled before the appointed time, or dismissed in any other way, except the cases, when they can be recalled by the organs who appointed them. A judge can be recalled for the following reasons: abuse of duties, felonies, and illness. After expiration of powers or resignation, judges are granted benefits provided for judges by legislation of the States parties .

Judges of the CIS Economic Court are independent and inviolable, they do not fall within the jurisdiction of the State of residence. Also judges cannot be brought to criminal or administrative responsibility, arrested or attached without permission of the CIS Economic Court.

The President of the CIS Economic Court, his deputies and judges cannot represent interests of any State or interstate organs or organizations, commercial entities, political parties and movements, territories, nations or ethnic groups, social and religious groups and particular persons. They do not have the right to exercise any activity connected with receiving profits, except the scientific and teaching activities.

The President of the CIS Economic Court arranges the functioning of the CIS Economic Court’s executive office, affirms the structure and personnel, appoints and dismisses from service executive office personnel, determines the terms of payment for labour, exercises other powers within its competence.

At the coordination meeting of the CIS Economic Court held on December, 15th 2011 Ludmila Kamenkova was elected as the President of the CIS Economic Court.

In accordance with the Agreement between the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Republic of Belarus on the terms of residence of the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, the CIS Economic Court according to granted privileges is equal to diplomatic representative offices of foreign states situated on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

Judges and members of their families exercise all privileges and immunities that are granted to all diplomatic representatives of foreign countries and their family members in the Republic of Belarus, except for the judges and their family members which are citizens of the Republic of Belarus.

In case the judge is the citizen of the Republic of Belarus, the judge enjoys judicial immunity from liability for all actions taken in their judicial capacities .

Peculiarities of legal status of the judges of the CIS Economic Court are also regulated by legal acts of the Commonwealth of Independent States: General provision on interstate (intergovernmental) organs of the Commonwealth of Independent States, confirmed by the Decision of the CIS Council of the Heads of Governments of October, 21 1994; the Agreement on the legal Status of functionaries and members of the Commonwealth of Independent States’ organs of April, 25 2003.

For the whole period of activity/ functioning of the CIS Economic Court, all States parties of the Agreement on the Status of the CIS Economic Court dated July, 6 1992, except the Republic of Uzbekistan, appointed (elected) 22 judges as members of the CIS Economic Court.

The former judges of the CIS Economic Court:

  • the Republic of Armenia – Simonyan G. (1994 – 2006);
  • the Republic of Belarus – Dashuk L. (1992 – 1997); Miroshnik V. (1992 – 2008);
  • the Republic of Kazakhstan – Begaliev M. (1994 – 1997), Bekenov R. (1994 – 1997), Kazhenov A. (1997 – 2003), Sarsenbaev (1997 – 2001), Zholdibaev S.Z. (2003 – 2013), Seytimova V.H. (2013-2015);
  • the Kyrgyz Republic – Abdrakhmanov S. (1994 – 1996), Zhoroev K. (2000 – 2006), Kerimbaeva A. (1992 – 2013);
  • the Republic of Moldova – Apostol D.(1995 – 2005), Vilkov I. (1995 – 2005);
  • the Russian Federation – Bereziy A. (1993 – 1995), Kleandrov M. (1993 – 1995), Saffiulin D. (1996 – 1998), Plaksin S. (1997 – 1998), Zapolsky S. (1998 – 2000), Molchanova T. (2003-2013);
  • the Republic of Tajikistan – Makhmudova L. (1995 – 2003), Tolibov H. (1995 – 2004), Abdulloev F. (2004 – 2011).
Ludmila KAMENKOVA
Judge from the Republic of Belarus
President of the CIS Economic Court
President of the CIS Economic Court’s Plenum
 
 

Ludmila Kamenkova was born on April 28th, 1956 in Belarus.

She graduated from the Law Faculty of Belarusian State University in 1980.

Professional experience:

  • intern at prosecutor’s office, assistant prosecutor of Mogilev Tsentralny district (1980 – 1981)
  • prosecutor assistant, prosecutor senior assitant of Mogilev Oktyabrsky district (1981 – 1988)
  • prosecutor of Minsk Frunzensky district (1988 – 1991)
  • prosecutor, prosecutor at office (1991 – 1992)
  • Deputy Head of Department, Head of Department of Legal Service of External Affairs of the Ministry of Justice (1992 – 1999)
  • Head of the section of legal service of bilateral economic relations of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (1999-2000)
  • Head of the section of legal service of multilateral cooperation of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (2000 – 2001)
  • Head the Legal Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (2001 – 2004)
  • Head the Main Legal Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (2004 – August, 2008)

Ludmila Kamenkova was appointed as a judge of the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States by the Order of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated August 14, 2008 No.421.

She took office as a judge of the CIS Economic Court on August 21, 2008.

From 2009 to 2011 Ludmila Kamenkova was the Secretary of the Plenum of the CIS Economic Court.

At the coordination meeting of the CIS Economic Court dated December 15, 2011 Ludmila Kamenkova was elected as the President of the CIS Economic Court.

On December 5, 2012 by the CIS Council of the Heads of States Ludmila Kamenkova was approved as the President of the CIS Economic Court.

By the Ordinance of Council of Ministers of Republic of Belarus of April 27, 2006 No.558 Ludmila Kamenkova was awarded with the Certificate of Honor of the Council of Ministers of Republic of Belarus.

By Order of the State Secretary of the Union State dated December 22, 2009 Ludmila Kamenkova was awarded with a commemorative medal “For partnership”.

On July 5, 2012 Ludmila Kamenkova was awarded with the Certificate of Honor of the CIS Economic Court.

On October 25, 2013 Ludmila Kamenkova was awarded with the Certificate of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

 

Evelina NAGORNAYA
Judge from the Russian Federation
Secretary of the CIS Economic Court’s Plenum
 

Born on April 15th, 1954 in Gorky, Russia.

Higher education - graduated from the National Correspondence Law Institute in 1981. Has candidate degree in laws (LLM).

Professional experience:

  • State arbitrator (1987 – 1992);
  • Judge of the Moscow City Arbitration Court (1992 – 1995);
  • Judge of the Federal Arbitration Court of Moscow District (1995 – 2013).

On September 25, 2013 the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation approved the appointment of a judge of the CIS Economic Court (Order No. 347-SF).

Office as a judge of the CIS Economic Court taken on October 21, 2013.

On December 2, 2013 elected as the Secretary of the Plenum of the CIS Economic Court (Decision of the Plenum of December 2, 2013 No. 1).

Awarded medals “In Commemoration of 850th Anniversary of Moscow” (1997), “For Merit to the Judicial System of the Russian Federation” II class (2007) and anniversary medal “20 years of arbitration courts of the Russian Federation” (2011), Certificate of Honor of the Supreme Court of Arbitration of the Russian Federation (2000), honorary titles “Veteran of Labour” (1999) and “Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation” (2011), Commendation of the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation (2005).