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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (Konstitutsionnyi Sud Rossiiskoi Federatsii)

Russian Federation [ru]

Bernd Wieser

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Comparative constitutional law

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 It was only with the Constitution of the Russian Federation: 12 December 1993 (Russ) (‘Constitution’) that Russia acquired a constitution conforming to Western standards of democracy and the rule of law. The period during which an independent body has been entrusted with ensuring that the constitution is observed has been similarly short. During the socialist era (socialism), constitutional jurisdiction in the Western sense was rejected on grounds of the principle of the unity of state power and the concentration of power within the Soviets. 2 In 1988, the...
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