Lawyers have questioned the powers of the constitutional court of Ingushetia

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Photo: said tsarnaev / RIA Novosti

Lawyers Dmitry Agranovsky and Alexander Karabanov said that the constitutional court (CC) of Ingushetia is not entitled to solve issues related to the delimitation of national boundaries. This is stated in the press release received by the editors”.ru”.

“The dispute concerns the two subjects, therefore, had to request the constitutional court of the Russian Federation”, — said Agranovsky. However, in his opinion, legal grounds to submit a question on the demarcation of the border to a national referendum no.

“The regional entity is not entitled to decide the issues referred to the competence of the Federal level. We can say that the issue of boundaries refers to the competence of the constitutional court of the Russian Federation,” said Karabanov, stressing that the measures taken by the authorities of Ingushetia unilateral acts will not have legal force.

The constitutional court of Ingushetia on 30 October announced the decision at the request of the deputies of the Republican Parliament about check of constitutionality of the law approving the agreement on the establishment of the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya. The court found it inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic, since no referendum was held.

The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, commenting on the decision, the COP said that it doesn’t change anything. “For the avoidance of doubt, unnecessary and disputed as inside of the Republic, and Chechnya, the treaties between us, the two entities affecting the interests of both regions needs to be checked only for compliance with the Constitution of Russia and exclusively by the Constitutional court of the Russian Federation,” Yevkurov was quoted by “Interfax”.

The agreement on the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia was signed on September 26. The exchange of residential areas has triggered a wave of protests in Magas. According to activists, the exchange is not equal. However, people from the settlements in the Chechen-Ingush border said at a meeting with Yevkurov, I see no reason to argue.

The territorial dispute between the two republics lasted since the collapse of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR. New aggravation of the dispute about the border occurred to the heads of subjects in 2012. Then the parties are unable to divide the Sunzha and Malgobek districts. Each Republic created the Commission for the definition of territorial-administrative borders with a neighbor.

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