On 8 March, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the law regulating the procedure of exclusion of
Pursuant to the new law, an NGO can apply to a competent body for exclusion from the foreign agents’ registry, after which an
Positive decision can be made for those organisations which within a year before the submission date have not been receiving any funds from abroad, as well as have not been participating in a political activity in Russia. As well as for those organisations which have been excluded from the registry before, and within three years before the submission date have not been receiving any funds from abroad, as well as have not been participating in a political activity in Russia (refers to the organisations applying after the law as of 8 March 2015 — editor’s note).
The NGOs which within three months from the inclusion date refused to receive foreign funding and returned the means to the source abroad can be also excluded from the registry. In addition, the decision to strike the organisation off from the list of foreign agents can be made in case the organisation is terminated as a legal entity.
An NGO can be denied exclusion from the registry if "the inspection results show the
The same procedure and reasons for exclusion from the registry are also established for a public association acting as a legal entity.
For reference: on 17 November, at the meeting with the President, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova introduced her suggestions concerning amendments to the law, which would have regulated the procedure of exclusion of