The Domestic Status of the European Convention on Human
Rights in Russian law
Anton Burkov, LLM, PhD candidate in law, Staff Attorney, Urals Centre for Constitutional and In-ternational Human Rights Protection
The first sentence of Art. 15(4) of the Russian Constitution clearly identifies the Russian Federation as a monist country, stating that “the international treaties signed by the Russian Federation shall be a component part of its legal system.” It is therefore not necessary to transform these treaties into the domestic legal system in order for a judge to apply the provisions of international law.
Full text of the article is available on pages 12-13 of ECHRAC Bulletin - please click here.