The Secretary General of the Council of Europe understood the importance of the resolution of the COP, which gives hope to two-way traffic between Strasbourg and the constitutional court, Valery Zorkin said.
MOSCOW, Dec 14. The constitutional court (CC) of Russia will adjust the decisions of the European court of human rights (ECHR) if they consider that the Russian legislation better protects the rights of citizens, said Wednesday the Chairman of the constitutional court of Russia Valery Zorkin.
This summer, the court stated that to decide on the execution of judgments of the European court of human rights in each case individually and decisions of the ECHR are enforceable only with regard to the recognition of the supremacy of the Constitution of Russia.
Zorkin noted that thus, in some cases, the decision of the Strasbourg court can be adjusted in terms of execution.
“We can say how enforceable this ruling when the Constitution and implementing legislation better protects the rights of citizens,” Zorkin said at a meeting with Russian President in St. Petersburg.
Zorkin added that the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe informed that you have understood the value of the specified resolutions of the COP. Thus, the Zorkin hopes for two-way traffic between Strasbourg and the constitutional court.
“We can’t tell if Strasbourg takes any decision contrary to the Constitution, but this is not surprising… We will do not spur of the moment, but if will be problems, will solve them through dialogue”, – summed up the President of the COP.