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Rapporteurs deeply concerned about law that allows Russia to ignore decisions of the ECHR

Theodora Bakoyannis (Greece, EPP/CD) and Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for Russia, expressed their deep concern about the signing into force by President Putin of the law that would allow the Constitutional Court of Russia to decide not to implement judgments and decisions by, inter alia, the European Court of Human Rights.

“The full implementation of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights is a stringent obligation on all members of the Council of Europe. It is now up to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation to ensure that this obligation is honoured unconditionally. Any deviation of that principle would be unacceptable,” the co-rapporteurs stated.