HRC and MoJ will work to improve NGO legislation
Human Rights Council (HRC) and Ministry of Justice will work to improve NGO legislation
A joint working group of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC) and the Ministry of Justice RF will work on developing proposals to improve legislation on nonprofit organisations.
According to the press service of the Presidential Council, the first meeting of the joint working group of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC) and the Ministry of Justice will take place on 27 January. The group is tasked with monitoring law enforcement practices and developing proposals to improve legislation on nonprofit organisations. The Chairman of the council, Mikhail Fedotov, as well as members Igor Kalyapin, Anita Soboleva, Elena Topoleva and Ilya Shablinsky will be attending the meeting on behalf of the HRC. From the Ministry of Justice, members of the department for NGO issues will be present.
Mikhail Fedotov previously stated the readiness of the HRC and the Ministry of Justice to develop a new law on NGOs at a council meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. This meeting took place on 14 October 2014. Fedotov stated then that the current law on NGOs is outdated. Following the meeting, the President instructed the Russian Government to submit proposals for additional measures to support NGOs “participating in the development of civil society institutions and implementing socially significant projects.”
Author: Gregory Ivanushkin