Law of the Week: President Putin sets 1 July as date for vote on constitutional amendments

Week-ending 5 June 2020 Putin Sets July 1 For Controversial Constitutional Vote Russian President Vladimir Putin has set July 1 as the date for the national vote on constitutional amendments…

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Law of the Week: Ministry of Labour publishes amendments to rules governing psychiatric care homes

Week-ending 29 May 2020 Russia finally passed legislation to improve living conditions in psychiatric care homes, but this breakthrough is still sorely lacking On April 24, Russia’s Labor Ministry published amendments to…

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Law of the Week: Putin introduces bill to make patriotism and war history compulsory in schools

Week-ending 22 May 2020 Putin Adds Patriotism, War History to School Curriculum President Vladimir Putin submitted legislation Thursday adding patriotism and war history to Russia’s education law. Putin’s amendments seek to add “a…

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Law of the Week: State Duma passes bill restricting ex-convicts’ rights to run for office

Week-ending 15 May 2020 Russia adopts draft legislation that will expand political candidacy restrictions Russian lawmakers have adopted the third and final reading of legislation that will expand prohibitions on ex-convicts’ rights…

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Law of the Week: Supreme Court issues new guidance on pre-trial custody in light of pandemic

Week-ending 1 May 2020 Pandemic to be a factor in decisions concerning detentions – Russia’s Supreme Court Russia’s Supreme Court has recommended to take into account quarantine measures introduced in…

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Law of the Week: Bill giving Justice Ministry powers to challenge regional legislation in the courts introduced

Week-ending 24 April 2020 Russia’s Justice Ministry to be empowered to challenge regional laws in courts – bill The government of the Russian Federation has submitted to the State Duma…

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