Venice Commission to evaluate laws on "foreign agents" and treason

posted 21 Feb 2013, 10:42 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Feb 2013, 10:42 ]
19 February 2013 

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights has requested an opinion from the Venice Commission, the consultative body on constitutional law at the Council of Europe, on the amendments to the law on NGOs relating to the introduction of the "foreign agent" status, as well as the amendments to Russia's Criminal and Criminal Procedure Code on treason and espionage. [Read more]