Andrei Yurov on 'Prosecutors, subjects and citizens'

posted 8 May 2013, 02:35 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 8 May 2013, 02:54 ]
5 May 2013 

By Andrei Yurov

While observing the public prosecutor's inspections of non-profit organisations (and not only non-profit organisations) in Russia (and not just in Russia!) civil society has come up against an interesting situation: "the Public Prosecutor's Office has the right to inspect anyone, for whatever reason and without restriction, and it can only itself be controlled by a higher authority." And it appears that not only employees of the Public Prosecutor's Office but also various levels of officials are confident that this is correct. [Read more]