Medvedev: Law must be fairer to ensure common perception of justice
MOSCOW, April 17 - RAPSI. President Dmitry Medvedev has stated that the legislation should be amended to rectify the discrepancies between the law and changing public perceptions.
"It is true that sometimes people realize that this or that situation is legal but unfair from their point of view," he said during an Open Government Partnership meeting. "How can this be so? This mostly occurs when there is non-conformity between the law and changing public perceptions."
Medvedev added that in such cases, "it is necessary to amend the law, to make it more just from the point of the current situation."
He also noted that in some cases there do not appear to be any true discrepancies between the law and public opinion, but in such situations it is essential to better clarify the law.
"In this case, it is up to the authorities, the lawyers and the courts to put an end to the matter," Medvedev said. He noted that it is natural for any society to face situations when the publics perception of fairness runs counter to the law.
Given such circumstances, the most reasonable move is to amend the law, he said.