Quote for the Week. Sergei Golubok: “The Constitutional Court’s fear of recognising laws as inconsistent with the Constitution is a longstanding problem.”

Week-ending 13 November 2020 "The Constitutional Court ought to declare laws unconstitutional if they create contradictions and problems. [...] There are several wordings that should be recognised as unconstitutional, but…

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Sergei Pashin: “This is an act of disrespect for the law and the judicial system in general”

17 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Говорит Москва] The State Duma Committee has approved a bill preventing Constitutional Court judges from  publishing dissenting opinions. Retired federal judge and…

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A letter to the President of the Russian Federation by members of the Presidential Human Rights Council. On amendments to the federal constitutional law ‘On the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.’

20 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: СПЧ, 20.10.2020] Pictured is Yury Kostanov, lawyer, advisor to the Federal Bar Association, member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights, and…

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Boris Vishnevsky – Secret Opinion. The Dismantling of the Rule-of-Law State in Detail: Constitutional Court Judges Prohibited from Public Dissent

18 October 2020 Boris Vishnevsky, deputy to the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya gazeta] On 13 October the…

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