The HRC proposed to expand the project on the partial decriminalization of article 282 of the criminal code

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The Council on human rights under the President of Russia proposes to clarify and expand the bill on partial decriminalization of article 282 of the criminal code on extremism, said in an expert report published on the website of the HRC.

The Council propose to exclude the element of «indignities» on different group characteristics, leaving him only in part added article 20.3.1 of the code of administrative offences of the Russian Federation.

«The humiliation of a people, including because of their religious or other beliefs, no doubt, reprehensible, but his public danger comparable to the insult, decriminalized a few years ago that did not cause any protests in the society or problems in law enforcement», — stated in the conclusion signed by the head of the Council Mikhail Fedotov.

Added that in the criminal code and administrative code should abandon the concept of hostility to «particular social group». In conclusion, note that the term «social group» does not have a fixed value neither in the law nor in the social Sciences, which deprives the rule of law the necessary legal certainty.

In addition, the Council propose to initiate a criminal case only if such offenses were committed more than two times during the year. In the current version of the bill to criminal prosecution propose to engage after the first violation.

The HRC proposed to expand the project on the partial decriminalization of article 282 of the criminal code© Fotolia / kreizihorseЛайкнул — in jail. What is behind the criminal cases on article 282″For comparison, the article 212.1 of the criminal code (Repeated violation of the established procedure of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing – ed.) is assumed to be committing two offences within even six months. We are aware of the objections of law enforcement officials: in their view, public statements investigated harder and longer because of the need to attract expertise, and therefore even a single prejudice can be a significant obstacle to the implementation of justice. But we are confident that the vast majority of cases scientific examination of sane of the statements is not required: the content is simple, addressed to a wide audience and can be well understood by operational staff, the consequence and court it without the help of academic experts,» — said in the conclusion.

The head of state Vladimir Putin in October in the state Duma introduced a package of projects, partly laws on decriminalization of 282-th article of the Criminal code on extremism. Changes aimed at humanization of criminal legislation, it is proposed to amend the criminal code and the Code of administrative offences. The state Duma at the plenary session in November, adopted in the first reading the draft laws of the President.

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