February 7, 2023

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Putin finalizes a series of agreements with the Council of Europe

Russian president Russian President Vladimir Putin To announce the termination of various agreements with Council of Europewhich has been incorporated into Russian legislation.

These are, among others, the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Convention against Terrorism and the European Social Charter.

This was stated in a law that Mr. Putin’s government submitted to the Russian parliament on Tuesday. Its approval is considered an official procedure.

Last week, it emerged that Mr Putin’s government had introduced in the Duma (the lower house of the Russian Federation) a bill that rejects the Council of Europe’s civil or criminal corruption agreements and intends to withdraw the country from the Group of Countries Against Corruption (GRECO). ) that supervises its implementation.

The European Convention on Human Rights formally ceased to apply to Russia in September. Moscow withdrew from the Council of Europe when the Strasbourg Foundation announced the expulsion of Russia over the war in Ukraine.

However, there are several pending cases in the European Court of Human Rights, which began before Russia left the Council of Europe. Under the agreement, the Russian state is obligated to implement any decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on pending cases.

Moscow has already made it clear that it will not comply

Source: RES-MPE

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