Deputies will bring in changes to draft laws about protection of rights of indigenous ethnic minorities
9:32 2 октября 2014
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In the State Duma of the Russian Federation a deputy from Yamal, the president of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East Grigory Ledkov conducted the working conference with representatives of specialized ministries and departments on the issues of perfection of legislative base in the part of protection of rights of indigenous ethnic minorities.
The head of the apparatus of the Committee at the State Duma of the Russian Federation on affairs of nationalities Batal Bigua, the advisor of the minister for agriculture Grigory Shalyapin, the deputy chief of the office on organization of coastal fishing and inland water reservoirs at the Federal agency on fishery Alexander Malashenko, the director of the department of lawmaking activity and monitoring of enforcement at the Ministry for Justice Yuriy Smirnov participated in the conference. This information was given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» by the press secretary of the information center at the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East Aksana Yar.
The participants of the conference discussed opportunities of further suggestion of draft laws prepared by the Committee on affairs of nationalities together with experts of the Association for scrutinizing in the State Duma. The talk is about bringing in changes to some legislative acts in the part of unification of terminology touching upon indigenous ethnic minorities of the North. And in the federal law about guarantees of rights of indigenous ethnic minorities the draft law suggests defining the order of belonging of citizens of the Russian Federation to ethnic minorities and also approval of methodology to compensate losses in the result of doing damage to traditional environment of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North.
The participants of the conference recognized necessity and significance of these draft laws for providing of life activity of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East in the Russian Federation. The agreement to form the permanent working group for work on this draft laws and other issues touching upon rights of ethnic minorities became one the results of the conference. Till the latest time there was not such working group with representatives of ministries. Exchange of opinions existed only in the form of official correspondence between the ministries and departments. In the format suggested by Grigory Ledkov all important issues will be solved in the live dialogue, and the specialized ministries will listen to opinions of representatives of indigenous ethnic minorities, will receive feedback with regions and expert view on the situation from the side of specialists of the association.