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The Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) monitoring I decided to check the amendments to the Constitution of Russia. This is reported by “Vedomosti”.
A request for legal expertise will go to the European Commission for democracy through law (also known as the Venice Commission). It is noted that the reason for the test was a petition against amendments to the Constitution, supported by more than 200 thousand people.
29 Jan PACE said that will follow the amendments to the Constitution of Russia. It should deal with the monitoring Committee. PACE has asked Russia to implement the decisions of the European court of human rights (ECHR).
The presidential bill on amendments to the Constitution were made in January in the state Duma and approved it on first reading. It is expected that the document will be finally adopted by the Parliament in February. President Vladimir Putin announced a plan to change the Constitution in the address to the Federal Assembly on 15 January.
According to journalists and political analysts, the reform may actually strengthen all the institutions of power of Russia and to help Putin to retain power after presidential term in 2024. In a number of countries reacted negatively to the announced changes.
Russian authorities have the option not to execute decisions of the ECHR due to the law of the constitutional court to determine whether to execute the verdicts of interstate bodies on protection of the rights and freedoms of the individual. Such a right of the highest authority in 2015, provided the state Duma.
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