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Putin proposes to denounce Statute of Council of Europe, conventions on human rights

In total, it is proposed to denounce 21 documents

MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a draft bill to the State Duma which proposes to terminate the Statute of the Council of Europe and European conventions on the suppression of terrorism and protection of human rights with regards to Russia.

The document was published on the Duma’s electronic database on Tuesday.

"Due to the termination of the Russian Federation’s membership in the Council of Europe, starting on March 16, 2022, [it is proposed] to consider as invalid with regards to the Russian Federation the following international agreements: the May 5, 1949 Statute of the Council of Europe, <…> the November 4, 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, <…> the January 27, 1977 European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism," the document said.

In total, it is proposed to denounce 21 documents.