Putin: Russian constitution supercedes international law

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Putin: Russian constitution supercedes international law

Postby Bill Whatcott » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:36 am

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Russian President Vladimir Putin. © Aleksey Nikolskyi

I note the notorious Whatcott decision from the Supreme Court of Canada that seriously eroded free speech and religious liberty in favour of so-called equality rights for sodomites, heavily referenced European international court rulings when coming up with their excuses to uphold the principle of censoring so-called "hate speech" and embedding the notion that truth and intent are not defenses in so called "hate speech" trials.

How I wish Canada had a Vladimir Putin, how I wish my neo-con Christian friends would recognize that we in the west are wicked and no longer free. Our media is homogenous and they won't tell us the truth. The major media are controlled by a tiny number of internationalists, as is our courts and government. Russia on the other hand is creating a Russia that protects the values of Russians and their historic moral lighthouse, the Russian Orthodox Church.

Bill Whatcott

Putin gives Russian Constitution priority over international court rulings
Published time: 15 Dec, 2015 10:10
https://www.rt.com/politics/325964-puti ... -priority/

President Vladimir Putin has signed into law the bill allowing the Constitutional Court to overrule the decisions of international courts if such decisions contradict the principle of supremacy of the Russian Constitution.

The new act published on the government website on Tuesday reads that the Constitutional Court will look into every decision of any intergovernmental body based on an international treaty and find if it matches the Russian Constitution and the rights and freedoms guaranteed by it. Upon such consideration the Constitutional Court can allow the decision to be executed in Russia, in full or in part, or ban its execution – also in full or in part. The ban would automatically cancel any national acts allowing the execution of the unconstitutional ruling.

READ MORE: Constitutional Court rules Russian law above European HR Court decisions https://www.rt.com/politics/273523-russ ... stitution/

The law has been developed and drafted in order to fulfill the mid-July ruling of the Russian Constitutional Court reading that the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) must be individually approved and only carried out if they do not contradict basic Russian law.

In late 2013, the Russian Constitutional Court ruled that it had the right, but not an obligation to decide on the execution of contradictory ECHR decisions in Russia. The July decision expanded the supremacy of the Constitutional Court over foreign judiciaries and international treaties, and established the priority of the Constitution in general.
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