Published: 1 Dec 2013

International Human Rights Law impacts on the Russian Constitutional Court (RCC) in two rulings in 2012-13


In the two rulings below, the RCC gave a broad interpretation of the applicable constitutional and legislative provisions in the light of a UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) decision and provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). However, it is yet to be seen whether these rulings will have any practical effect on the individuals’ rights.

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