Perm is first Russian Region to Vote on a Bill on Public Oversight

posted 16 Oct 2011, 13:13 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 Oct 2011, 13:47 ]
Source: (info), 10/10/11 

Perm region Legislative Assembly has held a round-table to discuss a regional bill “On Public (Civic) Oversight in Perm Region”. 

Participants in the round-table included members of the Legislative Assembly, the Perm region Human Rights Ombudsman, and representatives of NGOs and local government in Perm region. They discussed a bill to regulate public participation in government affairs, reports the Federal Press News Agency, citing the Human Rights Ombudsman's press office. 

The bill “On Public (Civic) Oversight in the Perm Region”, tabled by Perm region Human Rights Ombudsman Tatyana Margolina, has been passed in its first reading by Perm region Legislative Assembly. 

Tatyana Margolina said Perm region was the first subject of the Russian Federation to embark on an experiment in public oversight. [Read more]