Expert Council of the IPA CIS – RCC
The Agreement on the interaction between the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications and the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of member-states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (December 7, 2002, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation) played a significant role in improving the effectiveness of the RCC's efforts to improve legislation.
In accordance with this agreement, the Expert Council of the IPA CIS-RCC was formed, which included members of the IPA CIS Permanent Commission on Culture, Information, Tourism and Sports, representatives of RCC member countries, employees of the Secretariat of the IPA CIS Council, the RCC Executive Committee, and experts in the field of ICT and information laws.
Starting from its first meeting, the Expert Council of the IPA CIS-RCC began to consider a range of issues related to the development of model legislative acts in the field of communications and informatization.
At the meetings of the Expert Council of the IPA CIS - RCC, 19 draft model legislative acts and a draft Strategy for ensuring the information security of the member-states of the Commonwealth of Independent States were considered. IPA CIS adopted 14 model laws and three model codices proposed by the Expert Council. Currently, seven draft model laws are being prepared as part of the Expert Council.
The Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications has made a significant contribution to the preparation of documents in the field of ICT, adopted at the level of the Council of the CIS Government’s Heads.
By a decision of the Council of the CIS Government’s Heads, dated September 28, 2012, the Strategy for the cooperation of the CIS member-states in construction and development of the information society and an Action Plan for its implementation until 2015 were approved. Drafts of these documents were prepared by the RCC.
The Strategy and Action Plan included sections defining cooperation in the field of harmonization of legislation and the regulatory and technical base in the field of ICT. The measures identified in these documents for the harmonization of legislation have been implemented.
Nowadays, the draft Strategy of Cooperation between the CIS member-states in the construction and development of the Information Society (Strategy) and the Action Plan for its implementation until 2025 (Action Plan 2025), prepared by the RCC, are undergoing approval procedures within the CIS. Both the Strategy and Action Plan 2025 set goals for cooperation among the countries of the Commonwealth in the field of legislative approximation based on promising trends in the development of the ICT.
Annex to the Resolution of the IPA CIS Council "On the role of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of communications in the formation of the regulatory framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the field of infocommunication technologies" dated 19.05.2016 №10.