Putin suggested refusing to inform the Council of Europe and the UN about martial law

Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a draft amendment to a law that would abolish the need to notify the UN and the Council of Europe of the introduction or lifting of martial law or a state of emergency. The document was published in the Duma database.

The amendments provide for Russia's refusal to inform the Council of Europe about the deviation from international treaties in terms of human rights in martial law and state of emergency. They are included in the laws "On martial law" and "On the state of emergency."

Currently, the rules provide that in the event of the introduction of martial law in Russia, the president must notify the secretary generals of the UN and the Council of Europe about the country's derogation from its obligations under international treaties related to the restriction of the rights and freedoms of citizens.

The introduction of a state of emergency provides for such information from the Russian Foreign Ministry. Upon termination, the position of the UN and the Council of Europe are also notified by Russia.

The new norms propose to delete the clauses on informing the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and keep the notification of the UN Secretary General. It is also proposed to exclude the rule that the international obligations imposed on the Russian Foreign Ministry originate from the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
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  1. Rhetorical Rita Offline Rhetorical Rita
    Rhetorical Rita (Rhetorical Rita) 9 August 2023 14: 05
    And what does that mean?
    1. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
      Constantine N (Constantin N) 9 August 2023 20: 03
      here, apparently, advance information is meant so that foreigners have time to leave the territory of Russia.
  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 11 August 2023 09: 05
    There would be no need to forget about the Council of Europe in general and on this occasion to return the death penalty for terrorists and saboteurs. But GDP, all the way striving to get into the big leagues of the European elite (where they didn’t even let him in), it’s hard to part with your dream.