Earlier, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe terminated Russia’s membership in the Group of States against Corruption
Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a bill on the denunciation by Russia of the convention criminalizing corruption. The corresponding document was published in the electronic database of the State Duma.
“To denounce the Criminal Law Convention for Corruption, signed on behalf of the Russian Federation in the city of Strasbourg on January 27, 1999,” the text of the document says.
The explanatory note states that earlier the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CE) terminated Russia’s membership in the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), which monitors the convention signed by the parties.
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After the adoption of such a decision, Russia lost the right to vote, as well as the right to participate in the discussion and adoption of reports. At the same time, GRECO members retained the right to monitor Russia’s compliance with the obligations enshrined in the convention.
The document notes that such conditions are “unacceptable” for the country.
What else is known:
In 2006, Russia adopted the law “On Ratification of the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption”, and in 2007 joined GRECO.
In December 2022, Russia’s membership in GRECO was suspended due to the fact that Russia withdrew from the Council of Europe.
On March 16, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to exclude Russia from the Council of Europe. In addition, Russia ceased to be a party to the European Convention on Human Rights and withdrew from the jurisdiction of the ECtHR. Andrey Klishas, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on the Constitutional Legislation of Russia, said that instead of the ECHR, the Constitutional Court of Russia would deal with the protection of the rights of Russian citizens on similar issues.