New working group to improve CSO legislation in Russia
A working group to improve CSO legislation is being created
Elena Topoleva, Chair of the Public Chamber’s Commission for the Development of the Non-Profit Sector and Support for CSOs, has been speaking about the need for further work in this area.
The Public Chamber’s website has announced the formation of a working group to improve statutory regulations that relate to the work of SONGOs. The need for legislative reform was highlighted by experts at the recent 11th St Petersburg International Legal Forum.
Experts are currently being appointed to the working group which will also include Elena Topoleva. In her view, current legislation affecting CSOs does not reflect present-day realities in many ways, particularly in relation to the Federation’s Civil Code and therefore should be “systematically amended and updated to make it contemporary, balanced and genuinely effective”.
Topoleva explained that the working group would review all proposals for improving CSO legislation, as well as preparing a roadmap setting out a plan for further action. In response, Oleg Sviridenko, the Federation’s Deputy Justice Minister, suggested using the Ministry of Justice platform for this.