It was the alledged incompliance of RAIPON’s Charter that led to the Ministry of Justice’s suspension of the organisation for the period of 1 November till 20 April next year.
It will be the second time that members of RAIPON gather for an extraordinary Congress to try to adjust the organisation to the demands of the law and the Ministry of Justice. First time was in April 2011, however, the changes made on that occasion were later deemed insufficient by the Ministry of Justice.
What, as indicated by last week’s announcement, perhaps offers better chances of succeeding this time is the fact that consultations are underway with the Ministry of Justice with a view to bringing the Charter in compliance with the Federal Law “On Public Organisations.”
That things may begin to look up with regard to have the supension of RAIPON lifted was actually preannounced on the website of RAIPON on 27 November. On that date a news item disclosed that RAIPON was having meetings with the Ministry of Justice, and that the latter would provide legal expertise to assist with bringing the organisation in accordance with the law.
Ordinary RAIPON Congress takes place every 4 years. The latest, the 6th Congress, took place in 2009, and the next one, the 7th, is scheduled to take place end of March next year in Salekhard, Yamal.