The presidential administration is intensifying its fight against corruption

The presidential administration is intensifying its fight against corruption. Sergei Naryshkin instructed the Ministry of justice and other agencies in a short time to develop a new package of anti-corruption legislation, the newspaper "Vedomosti" with reference to a Kremlin official.Until may 12, the Ministry of justice should prepare amendments to article approx 104 of the Criminal code extends the application of confiscation of property by all types of corruption crimes, 30 may - together with the health Ministry - the amendments to article 575 of the Civil code, prohibiting officials from accepting gifts, and by June 1 - a bill that reduces the number of entities to which applies a special procedure for criminal proceedings (special subjects).About initiatives Naryshkin know in the state Duma. First Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman has addressed to deputies with the request to hold a round table to assess the consequences of forfeiture in rem (for suspected corruption offence the burden of proving the origin of property is transferred to its owner), the employee knows of the Duma.Buksman in a letter to the Chairman of the Duma Boris Gryzlov explained his request by decision of the Presidium of the presidential Council on corruption dated 28 April (Chairman - Naryshkin), which had considered the draft report of the Prosecutor General on the implementation by Russia of recommendations of the organization of the Council of Europe Group of States against corruption (Greco).Be accountable to the international community on the fight against corruption, Russia committed in 2007, after the ratification of the Convention on criminal liability for corruption. In the summer of 2008 experts Greco has monitored the situation and issued by Russia's 26 recommendations, a report on the execution of which the country should be represented in Strasbourg by 30 June. According to the estimates of members of the presidential Council, made on 100% can be recognized only 12 points Greco, the employee knows of the Duma.Now confiscation is applied by fifty one article of the criminal code, corruption relating to three - abuse of official powers (article 285), commercial bribery (article 204) and bribery (article 290). According to the judicial statistics for 2008, the confiscation applied to 511 persons in 2009 to 587. The law "On combating corruption" interprets as the crime of corruption, the abuse of power (article 201), bribery (article 291), so in the bill of the Ministry of justice can get and these articles, says close to the presidential administration.According to article 447 of the Criminal procedure code of the immunity of deputies and judges of all levels, the members of the court, the Ombudsman, members of election commissions, candidates and presidents, ex-President, investigators, lawyers and prosecutors. Deputies of the state Duma in 2008 suggested that remove the immunity from investigators, lawyers, prosecutors and members of election commissions. It is not excluded that this initiative will support now, as the time for the fulfillment of the requirements Greco left a bit, the official said the Kremlin.In 2008, officials were allowed to receive gifts only at public events and to limit their cost 3000 rubles. "Gifts should be banned at all except when to refuse the gift you cannot, for political reasons, but in such cases the officer must report the receipt", told "Vedomosti", the Executive Secretary of Greco Wolfgang Rau. There is no single formula, but many EU countries have done it, he knows: "with regard to immunity, then we need to move towards complete abolition of this rule"".

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