Experts Publish Concept for Modernizing Criminal Law in Economic Sphere

January 14, 2011

At the request of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Institute of Contemporary Development along with the Center for Legal and Economic Research brought together a group of leading legal experts, academics and economists to develop a Concept for Modernization of Criminal Law in the Economic Sphere. Co-authors of concept include Leonid Grigoriev, Alfred Zhalinsky, Viktor Zhuikov, Natalya Lopashenkova, Tamara Morschakova, Anatoly Naumov, Elena Novikova, Vladimir Radchenko, Mikhail Subbotin and Andrei Fedotov.

The concept was discussed and revised through a multi-level expert review process and in September 2010 discussed in parliamentary hearings of the Russian State Duma. Following the hearings a number of recommendations were adopted by the parliamentary group with regard to needed legislative work in line with the concept.    

The specific recommendations of the participants of the parliamentary hearings can be found here on the State Duma website (only available in Russian).

In 2011 the Institute of Contemporary Development will continue is work together with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and other organizations on decriminalizing Russian business.

The full text in Russian: Concept for Modernization of Criminal Law in the Economic Sphere