Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has submitted to the lower house of Russia's parliament a draft law offering compensation to those who have suffered from red tape in the courts, local media reported.
Red tape is one of the biggest problems in the Russian juridical system and a main obstacle for investors.
The law is designed to meet the requirements of the European Court of Human Rights and to protect the rights of those abused by court violations.
Under the bill, individuals and groups which have been denied the right to trial "within a reasonable time" or experienced enforcement of judgment should get compensation nearly equal to those determined by European courts.
The exact amount of compensation, due to be paid from the state budget, has not been specified. The Russian media said an average compensation could be up to the equivalent of 3,000 euros.
Some 30% of claims submitted to the European Court of Human Rights last year related to violations in the right to trial or judgment enforcement within a reasonable time.
The bill does not specify which time duration is considered to be "reasonable," as even the European Court gives a vague explanation of the term.
MOSCOW, March 24 (RIA Novosti)