Now the limitation period for liability for such violations shall be three months. The Federation Council approved the enlargement of these periods to one year.
MOSCOW, 28 Oct. The Federation Council approved a bill that increases four times — up to one year the Statute of limitations on administrative cases on violation of the procedure of activities of the NGOs-“foreign agents” and sending those cases to a higher level.
Now the limitation period for liability for violation of the order the work of NGOs-“foreign agents” law is three months (article 4.5 of the Federal Code of administrative offences). Practice shows that taking into account the specifics of the offence this term is insufficient: such cases require expert study, and it takes a lot of time writing to MPs and propose to increase the limitation period to one year.
Analysis of judicial practice shows that the magistrates issued orders were often changed by higher judicial bodies because of the incorrect application of the law. The amendments relate to the jurisdiction of judges of district courts of the administrative case on the violation of the order of the activities of noncommercial organizations performing functions of a foreign agent, as well as cases of violation of rules of conduct spectators when conducting official sports competitions.
Justices of the peace, usually consider the small and simple things, more complex are sent to the district courts.
In November 2012, the law obliged financed from abroad political NGOs to register as “foreign agents.” Now a list of about 40 organizations. Before Parliament is a bill providing for a mechanism to exclude NGOs from the list of “noagents” — until now it was impossible.