Public Council

In accordance with Part 7 of Article 9 of the Federal Law No. 3-FZ of February 7, 2011 "On the Police" public councils shall be formed with the federal executive body in charge of internal affairs and its territorial bodies. They are designed to ensure the harmonization of socially important interests of citizens and all levels of government, social associations, and human rights, religious and other organizations, including professional associations of entrepreneurs, to address the most important issues of the Police activities.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 668 of May 23, 2011 "On Public Councils with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and its territorial bodies" defines the legal status of the Public Council with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the public councils with territorial bodies of the Ministry, the order of their formation, the main tasks, the rights of public councils and their members.

Pursuant to the Decree public councils were established with territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation at federal district, inter-regional, regional and district levels. At the moment, they comprise more than 14.5 thousand members (14,639), including 166 people at the federal district level, 141 people at the interregional level, 1,776 people at the regional level, and 12,556 people at the district level.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1027 of July 28, 2011 approved the Regulation of the Public Council with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The Public Council with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation became the first and only public council with a federal executive body, the Regulation on which was approved by the Head of State.

For the first time ever the Public Council with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation was composed based on the suggestions of public organizations and citizens, after considering the results of consultation with the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights.

The Public Council with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation consists of people possessing extensive life experience and having well-earned authority, able to contribute to mentoring and education of employees, to set the best examples of arts and culture. They are well-known human rights activists, prominent educators, scientists and artists, representatives of traditional religions and media.

 

 

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