Naryshkin: Russia maintains a constructive dialogue in the Council of Europe

Naryshkin: Russia maintains a constructive dialogue in the Council of Europe


Russia leads the dialogue on the development of national legislation and its compliance with international law in the Council of Europe, the Venice Commission and the ECHR for 20 years, said state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin.

MOSCOW, 1 Feb. Russia has been constructive and business dialogue in the structures of the Council of Europe development of legislation, said state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin.

In 2016 marks 20 years since Russia’s accession to the Council of Europe.

“During these 20 years we have, and are, in my opinion, very constructive and business dialogue in the structures of the Council of Europe regarding issues of law, our national legislation, compliance with its international legal documents, especially the Council of Europe. This happened at the site of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Venice Commission, our interaction with the European court of human rights (ECHR),” said Naryshkin at a meeting with young scientists of the Moscow state legal University named O. E. Kutafin.

State Duma speaker recalled that the Russian constitutional court recently received the authority to declare the feasibility or enforceability of any decision of the ECHR, depending on whether it is the Constitution of the Russian Federation.