Russia breaks agreements with the Council of Europe: Putin submitted a draft to the State Duma of the Russian Federation
send to Telegram
share on Facebook
send to Viber
send to Whatsapp
send to Messenger
The document says that the resolution of the Council of Europe on the exclusion of the Russian Federation, adopted on March 16, “grossly violates” the Charter of the organization.
On January 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a draft Council of Europe treaties. The corresponding document was published in the database of the legislative activity of the lower house of the Russian parliament.
The proposal to denounce the international treaties of the Council of Europe (CE) was submitted by the Russian government on December 30, 2022. In fact, the document is a response to the CE resolution of February 25 last year on the suspension of the representation of the Russian Federation in the statutory bodies of the Council, although the Russian side claims that Russia intends to “voluntarily leave the organization” on March 15.
The bill emphasizes that the resolution adopted on March 16 “grossly violates” the CE Charter.
“The Russian Federation proceeds from the fact that the said Convention and other mentioned international treaties of the Council of Europe ceased to be valid for Russia from March 16, 2022,” the document says.
The explanatory note notes that from March 16 2022 treaties that have ceased to be valid will be considered:
- Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;
- European Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism;
- European charter of local self-government;
- European Social Charter and others.
European Convention on Human Rights
The document includes 59 articles. Among the key provisions of the convention:
- Right to life;
- Prohibition of torture;
- Prohibition of slavery and forced labor;
- Right to liberty and security of person;
- Right to fair trial;
- Punishment solely on the basis of the law;
- Right to respect for private and family life;
- Freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
- The right to marry and others.
European Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism
The Convention consists of 16 articles, which, in particular, classify terrorist activities, determine counter-terrorism measures and cooperation between states in this area.
European Charter of Local Self-Government
The document consists of 18 articles, which stipulate the provision and protection of the rights of local governments as the closest to citizens and giving them the opportunity to participate in decision-making regarding the conditions of their daily lives.
The Charter summarizes the European experience of self-government, and also reveals the role of local democracy , local self-government in the management of the state and society, which acts as one of the foundations of a democratic, rule of law state.
European Social Charter
The Charter includes seven main points that regulate the guarantees of law and freedom of all people in their daily lives, including the rights to housing, health care, education, employment, non-discrimination , legal and social protection and others.