Law of the Week: Amendments to the Constitution

Week-ending 19 June 2020

EUROPE/RUSSIA: Venice Commission denounces Putin constitutional amendments which avoid execution of ECtHR rulings

The Venice Commission, an advisory body of the Council of Europe, in its Thursday’s opinion called on the Russian Federation to remove or review amendments to its constitution which would allow the Russian authorities to reject binding rulings by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). 

Source: Amnesty International, 19 June 2020

See also:

Russian Bookstores Sell New Constitution Ahead of Vote on Putin’s Reforms

Russian bookstores have already started selling copies of the country’s amended Constitution even though a public vote to approve it won’t happen until July 1, the RBC news website reported Tuesday. The Moscow Times, 16 June 2020

Central Election Commission gets 17 complaints of violation of Russian voters’ rights

MOSCOW, June 16 (RAPSI) – Seventeen complaints about alleged violations of rights of participants of All-Russian voting have been filed with Russia’s Central Election Commission, its press service reports. RAPSI, 16 June 2020

‘Taking a big risk’ Moscow residents are being offered money to register fake accounts for online voting

Moscow residents are being offered money to register fake accounts on the government platform and vote online in support of amending the constitution, reports the television channel Dozhd (“TV Rain”)Meduza, 17 June 2020

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