HRC prepared critical comments to the “Spring package”

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MOSCOW, January 23. /TASS/. The members of the Council under RF President on development of civil society and human rights (HRC) has prepared critical comments to anti-terrorism package of laws (the so-called “Spring package”). At the conclusion of the project, a copy of which is available on TASS, indicated that the number of regulations imposed by this law, “creates opportunities for arbitrariness and abuse in the imposition of liability.”

In particular, such a definition, the members of the Council used in relation to the article of the criminal code “failure to report a crime.”

“Liability for non-notification to the competent authorities about known preparing or committed crime not is based on clearly defined elements of a crime from the point of view, neither the objective nor the subjective side. It is not clear why and how a person must determine the appropriate body for the message; it is impossible to describe, and therefore to determine when recognized known preparing or committed crime, what should be the degree of certainty that the obligation to report was considered outstanding,” the document reads.