The Ministry of justice will clarify when a failure to comply with anti-corruption restrictions, is not illegal

The Ministry of justice will clarify when a failure to comply with anti-corruption restrictions, is not illegal

MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. Preparing a bill that, when the failure to comply with anti-corruption prohibitions, restrictions and requirements is not an offence, outline the cases when the officials because of objective reasons can not fulfill these constraints. About TASS reported the press service of the Ministry of justice, responding to a request of the Agency. It stressed that the bill prepared in accordance with the order prescribed in the National plan of counteraction of corruption in the 2018 to 2020 approved by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

In it, stressed the Ministry of justice, “mandated to present proposals for inclusion in the legislation of the Russian Federation changes providing for the cases when the violation of the prohibitions, restrictions and requirements established in order to counter corruption, as a result of force majeure is not a criminal offence”. This issue was elaborated by the Ministry of justice jointly with the Ministry of interior, Ministry of labour, with the participation of the Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee, and proposals were reported to the government of the Russian Federation.

“The report taking into account the proposals of the above-mentioned Federal government agencies it is noted that in certain circumstances compliance with the restrictions and prohibitions, requirements on prevention or settlement of conflict of interests and duties, established with the aim of fighting corruption is impossible due to objective reasons, exclude the possibility of their implementation and execution”, — explained in the Ministry.

“For example, you might not always have the objective possibility to take measures on prevention and settlement of conflict of interests (e.g., when the relatives of officials working in areas that these officials oversee approx. TASS) in respect of persons to whom this duty applies and which operate in mono, closed administrative-territorial formations, some areas of the far North and other entities characterized by remoteness, small size, and the like,” — noted in the Ministry of justice.