Maria Smirnova

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Maria Smirnova, LLM, PhD, Research Associate at the University of Manchester School of Law, project on Sociology of the Transnational Constitution, funded by the European Research Council (Advanced Grant: 323656-STC).

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Russian Constitutional Court Affirms Russian Constitution’s Supremacy over ECtHR Decisions

On 1 July 2015 a group of Russian MPs requested the Russian Constitutional Court (RCC) to check the constitutionality of the Federal Law ‘On ratification of ECHR’, the Federal Law ‘On international treaties’, and a number of procedural norms. According to the applicants, ‘participation in international cooperation should not lead to a breach of…

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