Ludmila Alekseeva, Mikhail Kasyanov, Georgy Satarov: Letter of the Organizing Committee of the Round Table to A. L. Kudrin

posted 10 Jan 2012, 04:40 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Jan 2012, 04:45 ]
Without immediate steps to democratize public life, the developing political crisis will have unpredictable destructive consequences for the country 

"Today it has become quite plain to Russian society that, without immediate steps to democratize public life, the developing political crisis will have unpredictable destructive consequences for the country. 

Without delay the country needs a wide-ranging political reform. This circumstance, and also the necessity for talks with society, has, it would seem, been realized by V. Putin and D. Medvedev. 

In January 2012 at a meeting of the Round Table of 12 December (membership of which includes representatives of human rights organizations, public figures from the arts and sciences, representatives of opposition parties and organizations, and also representatives of the academic community) agreements with the authorities on steps to overcome the political crisis could be considered and approved. 

For this reason the organizing committee of the Round Table proposes that consultations between society and the authorities begin immediately to work out steps to democratize public life and ensure a return to the framework of the Russian Constitution as rapidly as possible." [Read more]

from: '"Principles and Conditions for Holding Talks between Society and the Authorities" (letter of the Organizing Committee of the Round Table to A. L. Kudrin', Grani.ru, 30 December 2011

Ludmila Alekseeva lives in Moscow and is chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. She is a member of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights.
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