Naryshkin: some of the ECHR’s decision was contrary to the Constitution of Russia

Naryshkin: some of the ECHR’s decision was contrary to the Constitution of Russia


Separate decisions of the European court of human rights contradict the basic law of Russia, said state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin, noting that this is why the state Duma has endowed the constitutional court the right to recognize possible or impossible the execution of ECtHR judgments in Russia.

MOSCOW, 18 Dec –. The state Duma has given the constitutional court (CC) of the Russian Federation the right to recognize possible or impossible the implementation of the decisions of the European court of human rights (ECHR) on the territory of the Russian Federation, as a separate decision of this international body in conflict with the Constitution of Russia, said state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin.

“We must not forget that the rule of law in Russia and internationally is the best guarantee against any attack, which now, unfortunately, a lot,” said Naryshkin at the meeting of the Council in lawmaking.

He recalled that the state Duma recently passed a law which gave the COP a new authority — to take a decision about the possibility or impossibility of execution of the particular decisions of the ECtHR, if there is a suspicion that the execution of such decision may be in conflict with the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

“Russia is not passed this or any other supranational body the right to revise our Constitution. Meanwhile, our motivation was that, in our opinion, a separate decision of the ECHR can be interpreted that, as I said, as being incompatible with the basic law of the Russian Federation”, — said Naryshkin.

Earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law giving the COP the right to accept the impossible enforcement in Russia of decisions of international courts, if they violate the rule of the Russian Constitution. The EU has already stated that he is deeply concerned about the adoption of this law, and now it will analyze the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. According to the Commission’s report can be prepared during the first half of 2016.