Constitutional court holds that Russian constitution overrides European court rulings

By AFP, 16 July 2015
European Court of Human Rights [photo credit: AFP]
European Court of Human Rights [photo credit: AFP]
<p>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.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">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.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">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 euros ($2.09 billion) in compensation.&nbsp;</span></p>
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