: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia says it can override European rights court rulings


MOSCOW: Russia declared Tuesday its laws take precedence over decisions by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), a claim lawyers said could let Moscow snub Europe’s top rights tribunal.
The Constitutional Court ruling comes amid Russia’s increasing isolation from the West over the Ukraine crisis, with the opposition warning Moscow will now be able to selectively uphold international law.
Lawyers also said the ruling could provide Russia with an excuse not to implement a 2014 decision by the Strasbourg-based court to award shareholders of the now-defunct oil company Yukos €1.9 billion (RM7.95 billion) in compensation.
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Source: theSun

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