The Chairman of the constitutional court of Russia: the current crisis requires sound legal reforms of the UN norms

MOSCOW, November 24. The current crisis in the world requires robust legal reforms of the UN norms, precluding the blurring of interpretations, according to the Chairman of the constitutional court of Russia Valery Zorkin. He wrote about this in an article published Tuesday in “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.

“The world community has over three decades of regular, but fruitless attempts have not fully developed the legal tools to curb the challenge of acquiring the global reach of terrorism. Still no fundamental document on combating international terrorism, capable of providing for this fight unified regulatory framework,” notes the article Zorkin.

In the end, “international political practice increasingly uses in the field of terrorism favorable evaluations of one of the parties interpretation of international law and double standards,” he said.

According to Zorkin, the erosion of international law after the collapse of the Soviet Union different interpretations have led to the current situation. “It is now clear that through external intervention of the so-called “coercive democratization” – the secular structures of the “authoritarian” authorities in developing countries in General and Islamic countries in particular”, said the head of the COP, “awakens and calls from the underground, the Jinn of the ancient barbarism, which were suppressed, but was dozing in the bowels destroyed external intervention as a secular state”.

“The modern world is faced not with the Islamic revolt against this imposed world of human life. The modern world is faced with a special archaic barbarism, he said. But this is not Islam. This Islamism – fashistvuuschego the barbarity that is covered with authentic garb of Islam, but not Islam has no intrinsic relationship. Moreover, enlightened, traditional Islam is attacked these archaic, man-hating Islamism with particular ruthlessness”.

The events in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Nigeria, Mali, the recent terrorist attacks in Sinai and in Paris show, “which is caused from the abyss “democratizing interventions” the Genie of the so-called “Islamic state” has acquired a truly global ambitions”.

Another important determinant of the crisis of international law, Zorkin called the new role of the media. “The practice of misinformation evaluative interpretations, which experts have called “information wars” that increasingly displaces international law,” he said.

Double attack on international law

“As a result of the attack on international law comes from two sides. From the unlawful actions of the largest countries in the world that denies the spirit and the letter of legal norms of the UN and replacing those regulations with their own interpretations of right and wrong. And the Islamist terrorists that are included in the global “space of interpretation” not only with its own ideology of archaic medieval “justice”, but with the barbaric practices of mass humiliation, enslavement and murder of people,” he said.

The creation of the anti-terrorist coalition, said the Zorkin, perhaps only for a short time. “It shows that we can’t escape from reform of the legal basis of the UN, he stressed. – Here we must first achieve rigorous and coherent, that is, excluding legal conflict and the “free” hatipirimi interpretation of the legal wording of the fundamental principles of the UN Charter. And finally to develop and adopt at the level of a separate Convention – the strict and comprehensive international legal instrument on combating terrorism”.

“The only way to fundamentally improve the system of international law and practice – thought-out and effective reforms of the legal norms of the UN. Reform, eliminating the conflict between the fundamental principles of the UN Charter and the possibility of invasion in their scope of arbitrary regulation, hatipirimi right interpretations”, – he stressed.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).