The Russian Ministry of Justice has approved the amended charter of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East (RAIPON). The Ministry of Justice declared that RAIPON’s founding charter did not comply with Russian legislation and therefore suspended its activities by 1 November last year and until 20 April this year.
On 24 January, RAIPON held an extraordinary congress with the sole purpose of amending its charter to make it comply with the law. The amended charter was expeditedly submitted to the Justice Ministry that has now finally announced it has accepted to register the amended charter.
The Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East (RAIPON) last week announced that the organisation will organise an extraordinary Congress on 24 January, 2013, in Moscow.
According to the announcement, the decision to have an extraordinary Congress in Januare was taken by RAIPON’s Coordinating Council when it met in Moscow on 12 December, i.e., last Wednesday.
Apparently, the only item of the agenda of the extraordinary Congress in January will be to amend the Charter of RAIPON to make it comply with Russian legislation, so that issues between RAIPON and the Ministry of Justice will be solved before the organisation’s 7th ordinary Congress in March next year.