U.S. Attorney General Holder Meets with Russian Legal Officials

Embassy of the USA in Moscow

From May 14 to May 17, a Department of Justice delegation led by Attorney General Eric Holder visited Russia.

While in Russia, Attorney General Holder held bilateral meetings with Prosecutor General Chayka, Investigative Committee Chief Aleksander Bastrykhin and Minister of Justice Konovalov.

He also spoke at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, met with the Federal Advocates Chamber, spoke to law students at St. Petersburg University and chaired the second meeting of the Bilateral Presidential Commission Rule of Law Working Group.

At the Legal Forum, Attorney General Holder stressed the importance of international cooperation to combat transnational organized crime as well as the crucial role of the rule of law, transparency and respect for individual rights in domestic politics and pledged US support for the efforts of foreign governments in these areas. During bilateral law enforcement meetings, Attorney General Holder explored opportunities for expanding cooperation and also urged a complete and transparent investigation into the circumstances of the death in custody of Sergei Magnitskiy.

He also asked for an update on the status of the investigation into the murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov. In meeting with advocates, Attorney General Holder expressed support for the defense function in an adversarial system.

During the Rule of Law Working Group, the Attorney General noted the progress that had been made by the Working Group to exchange experience in the area of prison reform, service of process in civil cases and expressed support for cooperation in the area of legal education. займ на карту срочно без отказа займы без отказа https://zp-pdl.com/apply-for-payday-loan-online.php https://zp-pdl.com/get-a-next-business-day-payday-loan.php hairy women

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