Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Medvedev Targets Russia’s ‘Legal Nihilism’ With New Policy

Posted by Info on 04/05/2011

Russian President approved a state policy to improve the rule of law and fight the “legal nihilism”.

“An insufficient level of legal culture and consciousness and legal nihilism among Russian citizens pose a serious problem in implementing the rule of law,” this threatens property rights and helps promote alcoholism, drug addiction, prostitution and domestic violence, according to the policy.

Russia was ranked 154th among 178 countries in Berlin-based Transparency International’s 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, tied with Tajikistan and Kenya.
Medvedev has revamped legislation governing the police and forced state officials to declare their incomes.

The new policy will focus on improving the application of the law, stemming corruption and fighting nationalist and religious extremism by providing training to state and law enforcement officials and delivering awareness campaigns to citizens through media and Internet. let’s see..the results

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