The Council of Europe has found contradictions in the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe issued an opinion on the amendments to the Russian Constitution.

the Commission has come to the conclusion that the amendment according to which the constitutional court can cancel the decision of the ECHR, contrary to country’s obligations in the European Convention on human rights.

XIE urged the Russian government to eliminate or reformulate the paragraph.

In a nationwide vote on 1 July imposed a question: “do You approve the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?”. Public resonance was caused by one of the amendments that allows Vladimir Putin to be elected for a new presidential term.

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