Matviyenko called for the further decriminalization of some articles of the criminal code
Moscow. April 27. INTERFAX.RU — Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko noted humanization of criminal legislation in Russia, but considers it necessary to continue the decriminalization of the Criminal code.
“Today, almost every second case reached court, due to small, minor crimes, including economic. According to the interior Ministry of Russia, the number of economic crimes from 2009 to 2016 has increased almost four times. In the country in recent years, there has been a trend to humanization in the sphere of combating economic crime, but further decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code,” — said Matvienko on Friday at a meeting of the Presidium of the Council of legislators of the Russian Federation.
However, she stressed that the humanization of the criminal code should not affect the security of citizens.
“Humanizing law in any case should not go to the detriment of the main values of life and health of people. When deciding on the reduction of administrative load on business it is impossible to forget about safety issues. Fresh in the memory of the tragedy in Kemerovo, when the system of state control and oversight has failed,” said she.
Earlier in March, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a list of instructions on implementing the presidential address to the Federal Assembly. In particular, he instructed to prepare proposals for the decriminalization of certain acts committed by entrepreneurs, providing if necessary, they are qualified as administrative offences.