MOSCOW, January 16 (RAPSI) – Members of the Presidential Council for Human Rights have come into the working group on the development of proposals for amending the Russian Constitution, according to information published on the advisory body’s website.

Namely, Deputy Chair of the Council Irina Kirkora and other members, President of Rusfond charity foundation Lev Ambinder, ombudsman of the Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova and the head of the journalists' union Vladimir Solovyev, have entered the group.

On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin signed an order on the creation of a working group for drafting amendments to the Constitution following his annual address to the Federal Assembly. 

Chairman of the Federation Council’s Committee for Constitutional Legislation and State Building Andrey Klishas, Chairman of the State Duma Committee for State Building and Legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov and Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation Talia Khabriyeva are billed as co-chairs of the group.