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Igor Buga, "We do not have to demonize legislations on NGOs"

Комитет по общественным объединениям, спорту, информационной и молодежной политике

26.02.2018

Deputies during the previous plenary session adopted in the second reading a package of legislations regulating the activities of non-profit organizations. However, they remained in the second reading mode because of the amendment of the vice-speaker Galina Antyufeeva, which was received just on the eve of the amendment, which was not discussed in time at the meeting of the parliamentary committee on public associations, sports, information and youth policy. Its consideration took place during today's meeting of the responsible committee. The essence of the amendment is not to classify human rights activities as political.

The head of the profile committee Igor Buga before discussion made an excursion into the far-reaching legislative history.

The chairman of the responsible committee cited the wording, which combined the totality of various areas for the protection of human rights, including political ones in order to place all the dots over i in relation to human rights activities and whether they are political or not. Igor Buga, once again, established a clear "watershed" between those NGOs that can and can not engage in political activities in Pridnestrovie.

According to the head of the profile parliamentary committee, the two most important elements formed the basis of the package of legislations prepared for the adoption by the deputy corps in final reading of the legislations regulating the work of NGOs: the definition of what relates to political activity and what social organizations can be considered as socially oriented.

Members of the Committee considered it impractical to accept the amendment of a colleague and unanimously voted for the recommendation to the deputy corps to adopt a package of legislations regulating the activities of non-profit organizations in the final reading in the previous version. They will be delivered to the plenary session on 28 February.