MOSCOW, March 26 (Itar-Tass) — Chairman of Russia’s State Duma Sergei Naryshkin signed an order to organise a Council on improvement of legislation, which will be chaired by Naryshkin’s first deputy, Alexander Zhukov.
“I have announced that for support of the State Duma’s legislative activities, we shall organise scientific consulting councils,” the speaker said. “One of them - the Expert Council supervised by the State Duma’s chairman – has had its first meeting already.”
Thus, Naryshkin hopes “the second council – the Council on improvement of legislation – will start working on the spot.”
“It features Russia’s prominent lawyers, economists, heads of educational and scientific centres,” he said thanking them “for having agreed to participate in our joint work.”
“We are facing a big amount of lawmaking work, professional expertise of many bills and of directions of development of Russia’s legal system,” he continued. “The State Duma should have its own reasonable position based on independent expertise.”
Itar-Tass has learned from the State Duma’s PR Department that the Council on improvement of legislation was being formed as a consultation body to analyse legislation and to offer how to solve legal problems. The council will feature among others Alexander Makovsky, D.L., First Deputy Chairman of the presidential Research Centre of Civil Law; Alexander Nikipelov – an academician, Deputy chairman of Russia’s Academy of Sciences; Yaroslav Kuzminov – Chancellor of the Higher School of Economy; Evgeny Sukhanov – D.L., Head of Civil Law Department of the Lomonosov State University, and other prominent scientists.
“The number of the council’s members is not high – 20 members,” the PR department said. “But the council will organise working groups and commissions, it will attract other representatives of sciences and education and of public associations.”