Kobzarev Fedor Mikhailovich
Kostroma State University
Pre-trial agreement on cooperation in a criminal case: on some common problems and the role of the prosecutor in their solution
Kobzarev F.M. Pre-trial agreement on cooperation in a criminal case: on some common problems and the role of the prosecutor in their solution. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2021, vol. 27, № 3, pp. 244–248 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-3-244-248
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-3-244-248
УДК: 347.97
Publish date: 2021-08-18
Annotation: The article deals in a generalised form with the problems associated with the conclusion, change, implementation and termination of the agreement on cooperation in criminal cases. Based on the results of the analysis of these problems and publications on these issues, various options for their solution are proposed. At the same time, the main attention is paid to the role and importance in the implementation of the norms of this institution of the prosecutor, the insufficiency of its powers to improve the effectiveness of the application of the pre-trial agreement. The author sets the task to form a set of proposals to improve the legal regulation of the procedure for the prosecutor's actions, its participation in proving compliance with the conditions and fulfillment of obligations by the suspect, accused under the pre-trial agreement, in proving the guilt of accomplices in a crime committed by a person in respect of whom the criminal case is allocated in a separate proceeding in connection with the conclusion of a pre-trial agreement. The study used general scientific methods (analysis, deduction) and private scientific methods (formal-logical, comparative law, etc.). As conclusions, it is proposed to make a number of additions to the criminal procedure law, including Part 2 of Article 74 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation and introduce a new norm – Article 79.1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation, as well as to take certain organisational measures.
Keywords: pre-trial cooperation agreement, prosecutor's powers, status of person, testimony of person, separate proceedings, severance of criminal case.
Literature list: Bagautdinov K.F. Dosudebnoe soglashenie o sotrudnichestve: aktual'nye problemy optimizatsii mekhanizma realizatsii i sovershenstvovaniia protsessual'nogo statusa ego uchastnikov: dis. … kand. iurid. nauk [Pre-trial cooperation agreement: topical problems of optimization of the implementation mechanism and improvement of the procedural status of its participants: PhD thesis]. N. Novgorod, 2020, 224 p. (In Russ.) Bulanova N.V. Prokuror v dosudebnykh stadiiakh ugolovnogo sudoproizvodstva Rossiiskoi Federatsii: monografiia [Prosecutor in the pre-trial stages of criminal proceedings in the Russian Federation]. Moscow, Iurlitinform Publ., 2015, 216 p. (In Russ.) Dikarev I.S. Sistema sderzhek i protivovesov v dosudebnom proizvodstve po ugolovnym delam [The system of checks and balances in pre-trial criminal proceedings]. Zhurnal rossiiskogo prava [Journal of Russian law], 2018, № 3 (255), pp. 78–89. (In Russ.) Kachalova O.V. Optimal'nyi moment dlia rassmotreniia ugolovnogo dela s zakliuchennym dosudebnym soglasheniem o sotrudnichestve [The optimal moment for considering a criminal case with a concluded pre-trial cooperation agreement]. Iuridicheskaia nauka i pravookhranitel'naia praktika [Legal Science and Law Enforcement Practice], 2015, № 4 (34), pp. 97–103. (In Russ.) Kobzarev F.M. K voprosu ob opredelenii protsessual'nogo statusa novogo svidetelia obvineniia v ugolovnom protsesse [On the question of determining the procedural status of a new prosecution witness in criminal proceedings]. Vestnik Kostromskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta [Vestnik of Kostroma State University], 2019, vol. 25, № 2, pp. 225–228. (In Russ.) Shadrin V.S. Realii i perspektivy osushchestvleniia konstitutsionnykh norm v ugolovnom sudoproizvodstve [Realities and prospects for the implementation of constitutional norms in criminal proceedings]. Vestnik Akademii General'noi prokuratury Ros. Federatsii [Bulletin of the Academy of the General Prosecutor's Office Ros. Federation], 2013, № 6 (38), pp. 3–7. (In Russ.)
Author's info: Kobzarev Fedor Mikhailovich, Doctor of Jural Sciences, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia, kobzarfm@yandex.ru