The head of the Ministry of justice does not exclude the appeal to the constitutional court in connection with the “Yukos case”

The head of the Ministry of justice does not exclude the appeal to the constitutional court in connection with the “Yukos case”


MOSCOW, February 26. The Minister of justice of Russia Alexander Konovalov did not rule out that the justice Ministry will appeal to the constitutional court with the inquiry concerning the possibility of execution of the decision of the ECHR in the “case of Yukos”. He said this, answering journalists ‘ questions.

“To say there is not specifically. Can’t exclude that it will not. There are a number of decisions that cause the most serious objection including by our specialists. And the decision on the Yukos among them”, – said the Minister.

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“One decision we have already sent a request. In other while there are no specifics, that is to say that they are prepared and will be sent tomorrow, I can’t. But, nevertheless, these decisions cause us very big questions. And I do not exclude that someday these issues will be put in inquiry in the constitutional court, see,” – said Konovalov.

“Unfortunately, there is a group of solutions (in addition to the “Yukos case”), which more systematically violate the laws and do not correspond to the practice of the European court. In the first place, it is certainly a recognition of Russia’s so-called “effective control” where, in our understanding it is not and cannot be a General definition (for example, the case of Transnistria – ed.). There is a case of “Catan against Russia”, there are a number of others. We consider it completely unacceptable. This is the case when we believe our position is principled and we will not retreat a single step”, – said Alexander Konovalov.