April 9, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Constitutional Court of Russia on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring non-government organizations (NGOs) to register as "foreign agents" if they accept foreign funding. The law, passed in 2012, requires that all NGOs that accept foreign funding and engage in "political ...[read more]
August 13, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Russia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday received the first official complaint against the country's new law which requires political non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receiving funding from abroad to register as "foreign agents." Kostroma Center was fined 300,000 rubles (USD $9,000) for ...[read more]
April 23, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (RCC) ruled Monday that Russian citizens have the right to challenge parliamentary election results in court within the particular constituency where they originally cast their votes. Last May Russia's Human Rights Ombudsmen, Vladimir Lukin ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 2, 2011, Russian investigators reopened the case against former Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in prison in Moscow in November 2009. Magnitsky was arrested based on allegations of tax fraud after he implicated Russian police in an embezzlement scandal involving a London-based ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Politicians from two political parties in Russia on Friday asked the country's Constitutional Court to consider the constitutionality of a new law that greatly increases penalties for protesters who violate demonstration regulations. The new law raised the maximum fines for participating in an ...[read more]
July 9, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled that the World Trade Organization (WTO) accession package protocol for membership does not offend the Russian Constitution. The court's unanimous decision quashed the challenge brought by a group of 131 opposition lawmakers from the Just Russia and ...[read more]
April 20, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday upheld the practice of trying terrorism cases in the absence of juries. Several Russian citizens had challenged the constitutionality of certain provisions of the country's Criminal Procedure Code, which provided that criminal cases involving crimes un... ...[read more]
April 13, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Kyrgyz interim prime minister Azimbek Beknazarov announced Tuesday that the temporary government has suspended the country's highest court until the country creates a permanent government. Beknazarov said that the Constitutional Court will remain temporarily dissolved because it allegedly suppor... ...[read more]
February 26, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation ruled Friday that Russian courts must reconsider civil cases decided by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), ordering legislative amendments. The rule previously applied only to criminal and arbitration cases. The decision stems from a ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Carrie Schimizzi
Two justices on Russia's Constitutional Court renounced their positions Wednesday, on the recommendations of their fellow justices, after publicly criticizing the nation's lack of judicial independence. Senior justice Anatoly Kononov, whose term of office was to expire in 2017, will resign f... ...[read more]

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