Russia has ceased participation in eight agreements of the Council of Europe. The country was expelled from the CE on March 16

Russia stopped participating in the partial and extended partial agreements of the Council of Europe, in connection with which 14 acts and provisions of the government became invalid. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed the corresponding resolution, the document was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

Since March 16, Russia's participation in eight agreements has been terminated:

International Cooperation Group on Drugs and Addictions (“Pompidou Group”), 1990 Partial Agreement Establishing the European Commission for Democracy through Law, Council of Europe Open Partial Agreement on the Forecasting, Prevention and Relief of Natural and Technological Disasters, European Foundation co-production and distribution of cinematographic and audiovisual works (Eurimage), European Audiovisual Observatory, Council of Europe Enhanced Partial Agreement on Sports, Council of Europe Enhanced Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, Council of Europe Enhanced Partial Agreement Observatory for the Teaching of History in Europe.

On March 16, Russia was expelled from the Council of Europe and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights. In early April, the UN General Assembly suspended Russia's participation in the UN Human Rights Council, the decision was made after the world learned about the genocide of the civilian population of Buchi. 93 countries voted for the resolution on the exclusion of Russia, 24 voted against (including China, North Korea, Iran and the republics of Central Asia). Abstained - 58, including India and Brazil. The procedure for suspending Russia's membership was launched at the initiative of Ukraine and Poland. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe condemned the recognition of the "DPR" and "LPR" and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Russia's membership in the Council of Europe was suspended on February 25, a day after the start of the war against Ukraine. This was stated by the Italian Prime Minister with reference to the decision of the Council of Europe. After that, State Duma Vice Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy also announced the suspension of Russia's membership in the organization. Lawyer Karinna Moskalenko, in a conversation with The Insider, explained that with the suspension of membership in the Council of Europe, Russians will not lose the opportunity to apply to the ECHR. ( In mid-May, it became known that Russia would not comply with the decisions of the ECtHR, issued after Russia's withdrawal from the Council of Europe ).

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