Irkutsk Commissioner on alcohol sales prohibition

07 August 2017

Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin was approached by representatives of Irkutsk NGOs concerned about the problem of alcoholization of the population.

The residents of the Leninsky District of Irkutsk were alarmed: independently of each other, the association of large families of the Leninsky District of Irkutsk «Bereginya» and the Leninsky District public organization of veterans (pensioners) of war, labor, armed forces and law enforcement bodies appealed to the Commissioner with similar requests for the need to adopt a regional law prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcohol in stores located in residential buildings.

Deputy of the regional parliament Alexei Kozyura has recently submitted the draft law «On the Regulation of Certain Relations in the Sphere of Retail Sales of Alcohol Products in the Territory of the Irkutsk Region» to the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk Region. One of the points of the law prohibits the sales of alcoholic products «on territorially isolated objects located in non-residential premises of apartment buildings or in built-in and out premises of apartment buildings, entrances of which are located on the same side of the building the porches are» in the territory of the region.

Valeriy Lukin informed the representatives of public organizations that he would support this bill when it was considered at the session of the regional Legislative Assembly.

Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region

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