The Supreme court of the Russian Federation submitted to the state Duma a draft law on decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code. According to the Russian government, the bill needs work.
MOSCOW, Dec 14. The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation considers the draft law on decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code needs revision, says the official review signed by Vice-Premier, the head of Russian government office Sergey Prikhodko.
Earlier, the Supreme court of the Russian Federation submitted to the state Duma a draft law on decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code. In particular, it is proposed to introduce administrative liability for assault, threat of murder or infliction of grievous bodily harm, malicious evasion from payment of means for the maintenance of children or disabled parents, use of falsified document.
“According to the government of the Russian Federation, the bill needs work,” — said in the review, which is available in the database of the state Duma.
In the Cabinet note that the bill is aimed at solving the problem of further humanization and liberalization of criminal legislation of the Russian Federation, delivered the presidential address to the Federal Assembly, and deserves attention.
“Nevertheless, the proposal to expand the list of grounds excluding criminal responsibility, on the decriminalization of several criminal deeds, the peculiarities of interrogation of a victim in a criminal case about the crime, allowing for the reconciliation of the parties, require the consent of the General provisions and principles of criminal and criminal-procedural legislation of the Federation. In particular, further discussion was the feasibility of decriminalization of acts aimed at the infliction of intentional harm the health of citizens”, — stated in the review.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the message to the Federal Assembly has asked the state Duma to support the idea of the Supreme court on the decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code. The head of state noted that the law must be harsh to those who have committed serious crimes, including the threat to people’s lives, but “must be humane to those who have done something wrong.”