Russia refuses to persevere, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to contribute, and send no representatives there. The state Duma decided in Moscow, with the consent of all the groups.

The Russian leadership is angry about the fact that its delegates were deprived of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe due to the annexation of the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea in 2014, the right to vote. The Russian Delegation will no longer be part of the meetings. Since 2017, it also pays no contributions to the Council of Europe. This is to be exposed according to the latest decision.

Russia could easily end established from the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, was in 1949. His task is to watch over the human rights and the rule of law in its 47 member States – including countries such as Turkey, Russia and the Ukraine. To this end, he sends such an observer, the grievances such as corruption to uncover. The European court of human rights human rights can Lodge a complaint, see their rights violated.

it is Particularly common in Russia, since 1996, a member of the Council of Europe is doomed because of such violations of the human rights Convention.

The decision had been eagerly awaited – it applies as a soft position for the future of Russia in the Council of Europe. Already for a long time, the question is whether the country will leave the organization of States, or excluded. Observers see the decision as a sign that a termination is closer.

The Parliamentary Assembly, comprised of seconded members of the member States. They come together four times a year, discuss social ills, and elects the judges of the European court of human rights, as well as the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.


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