Model charters for non-profit organizations

As of March 1, 2023, amendments to the Russian law on non-profit organizations came into force providing that NPOs may act on the basis of a model charter.

In this connection Russian Ministry of Justice has prepared 8 model charters for non-commercial organizations covered by special state registration procedure which, according to the ministry, are the most common legal forms: local and regional public organizations and public movements, association (union), private establishment, autonomous non-commercial organization, public benefit fund and community of indigenous minorities.

The draft of the Ministry of Justice eliminated the need to specify in the charters of NGOs a list of branches and representative offices (because such information is contained in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities), the sources of formation of property and the procedure for amending the constituent documents, and for public organizations - the procedure for reorganization and liquidation.

These standard forms of charters are expected to help to optimize the preparation of constituent documents of non-profit organizations to avoid unnecessary duplication of provisions of the law.