Powers of Head of Human Rights Council Mikhail Fedotov to be Cut

posted 24 Jun 2012, 11:42 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 Jun 2012, 11:43 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 22/06/12 

· Human rights defenders 

The Izvestiya newspaper writes: “The Kremlin intends to cut the powers of the head of the Presidential Council on Human Rights by changing the basis on which the Council is formed. Izvestiya has been told this by sources within the Presidential Administration. The Kremlin believes it is not right that the head of the Council, Mikhail Fedotov, has exclusive powers to propose candidates for membership in the Council to the President. A source in the Kremlin complained: “It is really quite beyond belief how Fedotov pushed through the current regulations governing the Council. Why did he usurp the right to propose candidates to the President?” [Read more]