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Сompiling a jury in Russia in the context of digitalization

Pashin S., Bushtets N.

The purpose of this study is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the legislation regulating social relations that develop in the process of forming a jury panel when considering criminal cases by a court with the participation of jurors. The relevance of the research topic is determined by the expansion of the competence of jurors from June 1, 2018. Currently, one of the main reasons for the cancellation of court verdicts rendered with the participation of a jury is violations committed during the formation of a jury panel (Avdeeva, Aksenov, 2019: 13-18). In this regard, the authors highlight the main procedural and organizational shortcomings of this process and formulate relevant proposals: a) to improve the legislation regulating the procedure for forming a jury; b) drawing up General and reserve lists based on information included in the Unified Federal information register; c) video recording of the process [screen broadcasting] of a random sample of citizens from the General and reserve lists by a court staff member when forming a preliminary list of jurors; d) on the establishment of the right of citizens to delay the obligation to appear in court as a candidate for jurors at a later date; e) on the application of new forms of sending invitations to appear in court for potential jurors.