The Council of Europe will give a legal assessment of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe will conduct a legal review of the proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the procedure for their adoption.

the decision in the Council of Europe adopted after consideration of the petition of citizens of Russia and human rights defenders, which was signed by more than 320 thousand people.

At the online meeting of the monitoring Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe agreed that the idea of amendments is cause for immediate legal expertise.

As reported the authors of the petition the lawyer-constitutionalist Stanislav Stanskogo and human rights activist Yuri Dzhibladze, the Commission must examine the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation on compliance with European and international standards of democracy and the rule of law and the legal obligations of Russia within the framework of the Council of Europe.

Noted, Thu the expert evaluation of the Commission are Advisory in nature. Consideration date of issue not yet known.

Recall that a nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country.

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