Thorbjørn Jagland: “It will be up to the Constitutional Court of Russia to ensure respect for the Convention if it is called upon to act under the new provisions"

posted 15 Dec 2015, 10:22 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 15 Dec 2015, 10:27 ]
“It will be up to the Constitutional Court of Russia to ensure respect for the Convention if it is called upon to act under the new provisions. The Council of Europe will only be able to assess Russia’s compliance with its obligations when and if a specific case arises. The compatibility of Strasbourg judgments with the national constitutions has been examined in some other member States. [...] So far, countries have always been able to find a solution in line with the Convention. This should also be possible in Russia.”

- Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Source: 'Russia’s new law on the Constitutional Court. Jagland: “a solution should be possible”,' Council of Europe, 15 December 2015

Photo of Thorbjørn Jagland via The Council of Europe
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