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Checking of the amendments to the Constitution Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) monitoring is not associated with criticizing the planned constitutional reform petition, posted on the website of the movement “Voice.” About this RAPSI said a member of the presidential Council for civil society development and human rights (HRC) Alexander Brod.
He accused the movement in the distortion of facts and ascribing imaginary achievements, stressing that “the Voice” acts unreasonably from the General society.
“Some media presented the situation as if one of the PACE committees have initiated the consideration of the petition because of the actions of the “Voices”. After talking with some state Duma deputies who remotely participated in the meeting of the PACE Committee, it became clear that the petition of the Russian public figures, including the movement “Voice” was not considered”, — said Brod.
According to him, unfriendly check initiated by deputies of the PACE, which confused the proposed amendment of the priority of Russian law over international. And the request was sent immediately after Vladimir Putin on 15 January announced the beginning of the constitutional reform.
28 may it became known that PACE will test the amendments to the Constitution of Russia. “Vedomosti” wrote that the request for legal expertise will go to the European Commission for democracy through law (also known as the Venice Commission). It was noted that the reason for the test was a petition against amendments to the Constitution, supported by more than 200 thousand people.
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