Right to privacy

First, injured parties can request the court hearings to be partially or in full closed to the public. The court can take this decision if there are certain grounds enumerated in the laws: a defendant or an injured party (victim) are juveniles, or cases of sexual crime are heard, or there are some other grounds that request to prevent revealing private personal data of participants of the case or to guarantee special protection needs of injured parties (victims), or anonymity of an injured party (victim) or a witness is applied.

Second, even in case when court hearings are public, video and audio recording is prohibited except when the court expressly allows it.

Third, although judgments in every case are public, they are published without providing names and other personal data of all the participants of the case (except names of state officials: judges, prosecutors, and others).

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