Coronavirus has suspended work on the draft law on domestic violence

the Federation Council will return to finalize the draft law on the prevention of domestic violence after the end of the pandemic coronavirus, said Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

“In any case, as soon as this time, the subject went nowhere, did not disappear, we will continue to work on it, — TASS quoted the Ms. Matvienko.— The perspective is different: there are the most radical on the one and on the other hand, there are moderate. We want still to find acceptance in society, to negotiate, to take those measures that would allow us to get rid of this shameful phenomenon”.

member of the working group at the Federation Council lawyer Mari Davtyan, one of the authors of the bill, which was developed in the state Duma in 2016, told “Kommersant” that the meeting of rgruppe project was not since the beginning of the year: “We expect that we will collect at least January.” According to her, members of the working group were not informed about the suspension of work.

Earlier it was reported that “after the January holidays” members of the working group should commence work on the proposed amendments of the bill, the first version of which was published on November 29, 2019. Note that the draft law on the prevention domestic violence developed in Russia for more than five years, he was introduced to the state Duma in 2016, but then sent back for revision. 2019 project working group in the Federation Council.

Deputy speaker of the Federation Council and head of the working group on the development of the law Galina Karelova has repeatedly noted that the document was published to gather feedback and sent back for revision. Note that in December Valentina Matvienko in interview to TV channel “Russia 24” stated the view that “in Criminal and Administrative code is sufficient punishment for those who commit certain crimes.”

2 February, “Kommersant” reported on the treatment of nine Russian NGOs working with victims of domestic violence, which asked the government of the Russian Federation and heads of regions to take urgent measures to ensure the protection of and assistance to victims in terms of quarantine. The experts noted that the regime of isolation “trapped millions of families in the same area 24/7,” and predict in Russia, the surge of domestic violence, similar to that already recorded in China and several European countries.

Valery Mishin