The head of state will hold in St. Petersburg a meeting with judges of the constitutional court, during which it is planned to discuss the issues of ensuring the supremacy and direct action of the Constitution and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens.
MOSCOW, Dec 14. President Vladimir Putin will discuss with the judges of the Federal constitutional court in St. Petersburg to ensure the supremacy and direct action of the Constitution of Russia, the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens.
“On the occasion of Constitution Day, Vladimir Putin will hold an annual meeting with judges of the constitutional court of the Russian Federation. It is expected to touch on issues of ensuring the supremacy and direct action of the Constitution of the Russian Federation on the territory of the country, the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens”, — reported the press service of the Kremlin.
The current Russian Constitution was adopted by referendum on 12 December 1993.
Question of primacy has been discussed in the summer of 2014 on the background of the resonance of the decisions of the European court of human rights against Russia, which Moscow considered political. In July the constitutional court of Russia ruled that will solve the issue of execution of ECtHR judgments for each case individually — and these decisions will be enforceable only with regard to the recognition of the supremacy of the Constitution of Russia. The Federal Assembly in early December enacted a law, which was sent to the President for signature.