Genri Reznik: "Laws should be comprehensible to everyone, not just to a select number of experts in a particular field"

posted 22 Mar 2015, 08:34 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 22 Mar 2015, 08:36 ]
"The very fact that the Ministry has called on an expert in political science to clarify the underlying meaning of the law makes a mockery of the actions taken against ‘For Human Rights’. Laws should be comprehensible to everyone, not just to a select number of experts in a particular field. The Ministry is exploiting the law’s inadequacies to eliminate all activity that may be critical of government.” 

- Genri Reznik, lawyer, member of the Public Chamber, commenting on the ruling of 16 March 2015 by Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky district court that the inclusion of the NGO For Human Rights in the list of “foreign agent” NGOs was lawful. 

Source: 'Moscow court dismisses appeal by For Human Rights against inclusion in the list of foreign agents" ', HRO.org in English, 17 March 2015

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