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National Research University Higher School of EconomicsNewsSocietyHSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov Appointed Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Council on Legislation

HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov Appointed Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Council on Legislation

Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin issued instructions to establish a Council on Legislation. Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, and Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow City Duma Deputy, were appointed his deputies. Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State-Building, was appointed Executive Secretary of the Council.

The Council is expected to include representatives of expert and professional communities, research communities at universities, heads of key committees at the State Duma, and representatives of civil society organizations. The first meeting will be held in November.

 ‘The Council aims to improve the quality of lawmaking. The Council will focus on a systemic analysis and comprehensive assessment of the most important and impactful legislative proposals,’ says Volodin.

HSE expert units have already provided analytical services to the State Duma. In October, HSE won nine public tenders launched by the State Duma to provide expert and analytical support for legislative activity.

HSE has worked in the following areas:

  • Developing the main areas for improvement in the legislative regulation of Russia’s digital economy, based on an analysis of global experience and sector forecasts;
  • Making suggestions as to how to improve legislative mechanisms for public-private partnership (PPP) in the Russian Federation, and legal regulations regarding administrative responsibility;
  • Analyzing the conditions needed and prospects for the development of domestic and inbound tourism in Russia;
  • Making suggestions regarding legislative modernization in certain areas relating to education;
  • Analyzing law enforcement practice relating to the state accreditation of professional education programmes;
  • Providing legal support for the development of environmental information system in Russia (expert and analytical analysis of the Federal Draft Law ‘On Environmental Information’).

HSE will carry out a comparative analysis of international experience among Europe’s leading countries, the United States, Canada, Japan and the Russian practice of legal regulation in energy saving and energy efficiency, and will prepare proposals to improve Russian laws on electricity regulation in the energy sector.

HSE achieved the best results among all universities and research centers that participated in the tenders.