Senator Elena Mizulina responded quickly to criticism of the government, which gave a negative opinion on its proposal to eliminate the battery against close persons from among criminal offences. Its official website Mizulina said that he considers the opinions of the government on amendments to the criminal code to be unconstitutional and proposes to deprive the Cabinet of such a right.

“In accordance with the Constitution, the conclusion of the government only to the draft laws on the introduction or abolition of taxes, exemption from their payment, on the issue of state loans, changing financial state obligations, other bills envisaging expenses covered from the Federal budget – indicates Mizulina. – Reviews of the government on the draft laws on amendments to the criminal code when amendments were unconstitutional. I think that it is necessary to deprive the government the right to give formal feedback on any of the bills on the amendments to the criminal code”.

In conclusion, she recalled that a negative review does not preclude voting for the bill in the state Duma.

About the negative opinion from the White house to draft Mizulina reported by “Vedomosti”. The Senator said that while “official government review of the bill has not yet arrived, neither I, nor to the relevant Committee of the state Duma”.

The bill Mizulina, introduced this summer, proposes to amend article 116 of the criminal code. Adopted in early July, the Federal act partially decriminalized it. As a result of changes of the situation is absurd: from criminal liability for assault without harm to health are released all but close relatives. For them, as well as for the perpetrators of a beating from hooligan promptings or on motives of political, ideological, racial, national or religious hatred or enmity, criminal liability is preserved.

According to Mizulina, in this article are “anti-family”: “slap in the family can receive up to two years and the stigma of “felon” for life”.

As noted in the draft opinion of the government, the amendments Mizulina does not take into account the fact that changing decriminalized article 116 of the criminal code (“beating”) was aimed at “early detection and combating domestic violence, illegal behaviour of the parents and other persons likely to commit violent acts against loved ones.”

The government also noted that the explanatory Memorandum to the bill, sponsored by Senator, does not contain statistical or other evidence needed of the proposed changes.



Mizulina proposed to deprive the government the right to provide feedback on amendments to the criminal code 20.10.2016

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