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Statute of the
Interagency Commission for
Protection of Citizens' Rights and Public Safety, and
Combating Crime and Corruption
of the
Russian Federation Security Council

02 October 1997

I. General Provisions

1. The Interagency Commission for Protection of Citizens' Rights and Public Safety, and Combating Crime and Corruption of the Russian Federation Security Council (hereafter -- the Commission) was formed in compliance with the Russian Federation Law "On Security" and the Statute of the Russian Federation Security Council, put into effect by Edict No. 1024 of the Russian Federation President of 10 July 1996 "Russian Federation Security Council Issues."

2. The Commission was created for the purpose of carrying out Russian Federation Security Council of the Russian Federation (hereafter -- Security Council) tasks in the area of ensuring the safety of individuals, the society, and the state from criminal and other unlawful actions.

3. The legal base of the Commission's activities is comprised of the Russian Federation Constitution, federal laws, the Russian Federation President's edicts and directives, the statute of the Russian Federation Security Council, and this Statute.

II. The Commission's Functions

4. The Commission is tasked with the following functions:

drafting the main strategic tasks in the area of ensuring protection of citizens' rights and public safety, and combating crime and corruption in the Russian Federation;

preparation of proposals for the Security Council in the area of drafting and implementing strategic lines in state policy in the area of ensuring the safety of individuals, society, and the state from criminal and other unlawful actions;

evaluating the effectiveness of the functioning of the system of ensuring citizens' protection from criminal and other unlawful actions, and preparing proposals on its improvement;

evaluation and forecast of the state of crime and other criminal phenomena from the standpoint of ensuring public safety;

analysis of internal and external threats to vitally important interests of society and its material and spiritual values;

preparation of proposals for the Security Council on the subject of drafting prospective normative legal acts aimed at ensuring the safety of individuals, society, and the state from criminal and other unlawful actions;

reviewing, in keeping with established procedures, the drafts of federal targeted programs aimed at combating crime and ensuring public safety, evaluating their effectiveness, and preparing relevant proposals; hearing, if so instructed by the Russian Federation President, the reports of heads of law enforcement agencies on the current state of combating crime and ensuring public safety;

summarizing the experience of combating corruption in federal bodies of state authority and submitting proposals on the prevention of this category of unlawful actions;

studying foreign experience in combating crime and corruption, and preparation of proposals on its application in the activities of law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation.

III. Procedures for Forming the Commission and Its Activities

5. The Commission shall be created, reorganized, and abolished by edicts of the President of the Russian Federation Russian Federation. The statute on the Commission shall be approved by the Russian Federation President upon submission by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation (hereafter -- Security Council Secretary).

The Commission shall be composed of heads of federal bodies of state authority and (or) their deputies (including as agreed). If necessary, other persons may be included.

6. The Commission chairman shall be appointed by the Russian Federation President. The Commission chairman has one deputy. The Commission chairman and other commission members carry out their activities on a volunteer basis.

7. To carry out its functions, the Commission has the right to:

request and receive in keeping with established procedures needed materials and information from federal bodies of state authority, from bodies of state authority of Russian Federation components, as well as from institutions, organizations, and officials;

use in keeping with established procedures databases of the Russian Federation President's staff and those of federal bodies of state authority;

use state, including government, signal and communication systems; in keeping with established procedures, bring in scientists and specialists to carry out specific tasks;

interact in keeping with established procedures with the staff of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the staff of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the staff of the Russian Federation Government, the staffs of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, as well as the General Procuracy of the Russian Federation, independent units of the Russian Federation President, federal bodies of executive authority, bodies of state authority of Russian Federation components, and institutions, organizations, and officials on matters within its competence;

prepare proposals on signing, in keeping with established procedures, contracts with scientific-research organizations, institutions, and specialists to carry out work in the area of ensuring the protection of citizens' rights and public safety, and combating crime and corruption; summarize and present to the Security Council information on matters within its competence;

determine the agenda for Commission meetings and compile lists of persons invited to attend.

8. The Commission's work shall be carried out in accordance with plans approved by the Security Council Secretary.

9. Commission meetings are to be held at least once a month. If necessary, out-of-turn meetings may be held.
Commission members' presence at meetings is mandatory. They are not authorized to delegate their powers to others. In the event of a Commission member's absence from a meeting, he has the right to present his opinion on the issues under consideration in writing.

10. Commission members possess equal rights in the discussion of matters under consideration at the meeting. Commission decisions are to be adopted by a majority vote of Commission members present at the meeting and formalized by a protocol signed by the Commission chairman. In the event a Commission member disagrees with the decision, he has the right to present his opinion in writing, which must then be attached to the meeting protocol.

Commission decisions approved by the Security Council Secretary are mandatory for consideration by federal bodies of executive authority.

11. Information, material-technical, and other support for the Commission's activities shall be provided by the Security Council staff, as well as, when necessary, by federal bodies of state authority represented in the Commission membership.


List of Members of the
Interagency Commission for Protection of Citizens' Rights and Public Safety, and Combating Crime and Corruption

Skuratov Yu.I. -- procurator general of the Russian Federation (Commission chairman, upon concurrence),

Vasilyev V.A. -- first deputy minister of internal affairs of the Russian Federation (Commission deputy chairman),

Agapov B.N. -- deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation,

Bespalov A.A. -- deputy director, Federal Security Service of Russia,

Volkovskiy V.I. -- first deputy head, Federal Tax Police of Russia,

Vorobyev Yu.L. -- first deputy minister of the Russian Federation for civil defense, emergency situations, and recovery from natural disasters,

Dementyeva N.L. -- minister of culture of the Russian Federation,

Yerin V.F. -- deputy director, Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia,

Zavadskaya L.N. -- deputy minister of justice of the Russian Federation;

Zubakov Yu.A. -- deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation,

Kozhevnikov A.V. -- deputy director, Federal Border Service of Russia,

Korotkov A.P. -- administration deputy chief, Russian Federation Security Council staff,

Loginov A.V. -- chief, Russian Federation President's domestic policy administration,

Mezhakov I.A. -- deputy chairman, State Customs Committee of Russia,

Orekhov R.G. -- deputy chief of staff of the Russian Federation President, chief of the Main Legal-State Administration of the Russian Federation President,

Panin I.G. -- main directorate chief, Ministry of Defense of Russia,

Premyak P.G. -- first deputy chief, Russian Federation President's Personnel Policy Administration,

Savostyanov V.V. -- deputy chief of staff of the Russian Federation President,

Sein A.I. -- deputy chief, Russian Federation Defense Council secretariat.