Published: 1 Dec 2007 | By Anton Burkov

The domestic status of the European Convention on Human Rights in Russian law


The Russian Constitution clearly identifies the Russian Federation as a monist country, stating that ‘the international treaties signed by the Russian Federation shall be a component part of its legal system’. Accordingly, there is no bar to the domestic use of the interpretation of the ECHR. The case law of the Court may thus be gradually transformed into Russian domestic jurisprudence.

In this article, Anton Burkov investigates the situation of the ECHR within the Russian legal system. To read his explanation and conclusions, click on the link to the full article below.