Аgora goes to Constitutional Court to contest prosecutors' powers to inspect NGOs

posted 15 Sept 2014, 11:25 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 15 Sept 2014, 11:42 ]
10 September 2014

Source: HRO.org (info)
Activists from Аgora Human Rights Association are appealing to the Constitutional Court over the prosecutors’ powers to decide the frequency and length of inspections carried out on legal entities. Аgora maintains that prosecutors have begun inspecting NGOs too often and without good reason. Ramil Akhmetgaliev, a lawyer at the Аgora Human Rights Association, submitted the appeal to the Constitutional Court. He is asking for recognition that a number of norms specified in the Federal Law “On the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation” are contrary to the Constitution. These norms assign to the prosecutor's office the right to carry out inspections, but do not regulate the actual procedure. [Read more]

Translated by Suzanne Eade Roberts