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How independent are self-governing bodies?

On October 6th, 2014 the Supreme Court ruled that there is no statutory basis to punish solicitors for breach of the obligation to perform training. The Supreme Court held that the fundamental constitutional principles is that each obligation fortified with sanction must have an legal basis in the parliament law, and the provisions of the Law on legal advisers in this regard are not sufficiently precise. To sum it up, the Supreme Court stated that the application of sanctions by self-governing organizations cannot arise only from the adopted within the framework of the corporate ethics and must have its basis in the parliament law.

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