The priority right of the Russian Federation over the ECHR shall not constitute a withdrawal from the European Convention

The priority right of the Russian Federation over the ECHR shall not constitute a withdrawal from the European Convention


We are talking about cases where the standards that are set by the Russian Constitution from the point of view of protection of interests of citizens and their rights is above said Dmitry Peskov. He recalled that this right applies in several European countries.

MOSCOW, Dec 14. The draft law on the priority of the right over the decisions of the ECHR does not mean that Russia is going to withdraw from the European Convention, said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“No, it absolutely does not mean,” — said Peskov reporters.

This summer, the constitutional court ruled that it would 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.

Pursuant to this resolution and a draft law was developed. It aims “at implementing the powers of the Federal legislator to provide a special legal mechanism for the resolution of the question of possibility or impossibility from the point of view of principles and of the rule of higher legal force the Constitution of the Russian Federation to execute judgement on the appeal against the decision of Russia”.

Peskov stressed that the document we are talking about cases where the standards that are set by the Russian Constitution from the point of view of protection of interests of citizens and their rights, be higher.

“Therefore, there is no violation there,” he said.

He also reminded that this right applies in several European countries.