Klishas: exit from the European Convention is possible, if continued discrimination of the Russian Federation in the Council of Europe


MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Russia can make the decision on denunciation of the European Convention on human rights and fundamental freedoms, if the organs of the Council of Europe (COE) will not reconsider the relation to the Russian parliamentary delegation and it will not cease its discrimination. About this TASS said Thursday the head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas.

“If illegal discriminatory against Russia actions of the various bodies of the Council of Europe will continue, the sense of being in this organization is clearly not. I know many colleagues who adhere to this point of view,” said Klishas.

He noted that in 2018 should be resolved with the restoration of rights of the Russian delegation in all the organs of the Council of Europe. “Long enough we tolerate this situation. I think this year the issue should be resolved with the restoration of our delegation. If not, then he will be the subject of a special discussion,” the Senator added.

While Klishas said that he does not consider the topical issue of the withdrawal from the Convention, he stressed that Russia is ready to work in the Council of Europe. “We comply with all the provisions of the European Convention. Sometimes we have problems with the execution of a number of things only because of what is happening expansive interpretation of the provisions of the Convention. And if it is in conflict with our constitutional order, then we have problems”, – said the head of the Federation Council Committee.

However, as the Senator said, this is a solvable situation, and the constitutional court of the Russian Federation has clearly outlined the possible ways of solving such contradictions. “But politically biased decisions, especially discrimination on political grounds, including the Russian delegation, says that some quite influential on today in the Council of Europe we are trying from this organization to push”, – said Klishas.

Earlier media, citing sources reported that Russian authorities are exploring the possibility of denunciation of the European Convention on human rights and the termination of cooperation with the European court of human rights if the anti-Russian line of the court’s decisions will not be adjusted.

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