On April 6, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova took part in the
During the event Tatiana Moskalkova congratulated the employees of the investigation departments on the professional holiday.
«Most of our investigators are high professionals, people who are ready to solve
Speaking to the participants of the seminar, the federal ombudswoman suggested reforming the procedure for initiating a criminal case, because now this process can be delayed for a considerable time. According to Tatiana Moskalkova, the appeals addressed to her allow identifying a number of systemic problems, which, first of all, are connected with the initiation of a criminal case.
«People complain that sometimes they can not initiate a criminal case not even for months — but for several years," the High Commissioner said.
Tatiana Moskalkova also noted that today both the inspection of the scene of the crime and expert examinations are possible before the decision to initiate a criminal case is made.
«This timeframe which was earlier limited to three days, is now blurred. And it is very important that this stage, which is connected with the constitutional right to access to justice, received a new interpretation and a legislative decision today," the federal ombudswoman stressed.