All Posts Tagged With: "Constitutional Court"

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Gryzlov: Terrorism Prevents Russia From Banning the Death Penalty

Russian State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said on Tuesday that the country would not officially abolish the death penalty because of the continued existence of terrorist threats.

Mar 23, 2010 | Continued
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The Other Russia Goes to Court for Right to Protest

Leaders from the Other Russia announced on Thursday plans to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights after being denied sanction for a protest in defense of the constitution for the seventh time in a row.

Jan 28, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Court Extends Death Penalty Moratorium

Russia’s Constitutional Court has ruled to extend a moratorium on the death penalty that had been set to expire in January 2010, but has yet to ban the practice altogether.

Nov 19, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Parliament Severely Restricts Referendums (updated)

New legislation enacted by Russia’s State Duma limits what issues can be solved by national referendums. Critics believe this is the latest step to limit the ability of ordinary Russian citizens to participate in running their country.

Apr 8, 2008 | Continued