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The state Duma Committee on legislation and state construction approved the amendments in the Constitution concerning the procedure of deprivation of former presidents immunity. About it reports “Interfax” on Thursday, February 12.
The Council of the Federation proposed to include the withdrawal of the former President of inviolability, and the competence of the lower house of Parliament — bringing charges against the former President.
Currently these issues are regulated by the law “About guarantees to the President of the Russian Federation, ceased to carry out its mandate, and members of his family.” According to the document, the ex-leader may be deprived of immunity in case of criminal case on the fact of committing serious crimes.
Also the Duma Committee has approved the amendment of the lifelong Senate for ex-presidents. However, they can opt out of the mandate of a member of the Federation Council.
In February 2015, the state Duma rejected the bill on the deprivation of former presidents of Russia of privileges and immunity. The government then noted that the legislation is not a former head of state absolute immunity from prosecution.
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