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Andrey Klishas: ‘Today various areas are undergoing transformations at an accelerated pace’

Andrey Klishas, Chairman of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, appreciated the excellent level of organization at the IX St. Petersburg International Legal Forum and referred to the key topic of the plenary session ‘The Art of Law ’where Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, had the floor. Mr. Klishas expressed his opinion on these issues on Wednesday, May 15 at the SPBILF venue.

‘We have organized the Forum many times; everything is running smoothly. The agenda is packed. Yesterday I was to the Constitutional Court; they devoted day one of the Forum to ‘constitutional identity’. This topic is seeing quite exciting developments in other countries, as well as Russia. The plenary session today was dynamic. To me, one topic outlined by Dmitry Medvedev seems crucial in the context of all Forum discussions. The issue is that today various areas are undergoing transformations at an accelerated pace; therefore, sometimes you have to undertake measures that, albeit not comprehensive, would regulate the situation to some extent at least. It is impossible to implement everything at a go – to produce all the algorithms, to develop some programs – considering that today these relations are only being shaped’, Klishas said.

He noted that it concerns such aspects as cryptocurrencies or prospects of operating robots of different types.

‘So far, considering the intensive transformations of today, we have to regulate their various aspects by revising legislation and probing how every particular area would respond to the currently enforced norms’, the senator concluded.

St. Petersburg Legal Forum takes place 14 to 18 May, 2019 in the Eastern wing of the General Staff Building, State Hermitage.  SPBILF is supported by the Russian Federation President and organized by the Ministry of Justice of Russian Federation.