Putin restricted prosecutorial powers during organization inspection

Putin restricted prosecutorial powers during organization inspection
Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin signed a document amending the law ‘On the Prosecutor's Office.'

According to the amendments, the powers of prosecutors during inspections in organizations will be limited.

In particular, the new changes restrict the time of inspection activities to a 30-day period. Now this limit can be exceeded only in exceptional cases and by not more than 30 days.

In addition, the amendments provide for the prosecutor's office a ban on the requirement to provide documentation that has no direct connection with the inspection subject. From now on, the prosecutor's office may not request an organization's documents that were previously published in the press, or shared on the company's website.

At the same time, the organization, in respect of which the inspection is carried out, can provide the required documents within a period of 2 to 5 days.

It should also be noted that the Prosecutor General's Office intends to organize the work of a special online service, through which citizens can report crimes.

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