JRL NEWSWATCH: “State Duma refuses to resume cooperation with PACE, increasing chances that Russia could leave the Council of Europe ” – Meduza

Russian State Duma Building file photo

“Federal lawmakers in Russia say they are opposed to sending a delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) …. a plenary session of the State Duma … endorsed an announcement refusing to resume cooperation with PACE until Russia’s voting rights are restored …. According to the Duma[] … more than half the judges now working in the European Court of Human Rights were elected without the participation of a Russian PACE delegation …. Russia lost its PACE voting rights … following the annexation of Crimea. … in protest, Moscow stopped paying its contributions ….”Europe Map

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