The proposal to replace the European court of human rights (ECHR) in a similar structure on the basis of the BRICS does not yet have any documentary base. This opinion was expressed by Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Andrei Klimov, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday, June 21.
He commented on the initiative, which previously acted as the Chairman of the Commission of Public chamber (OP) on development of public diplomacy, cultural cooperation and preservation of traditional values Elena sutormina.
Klimov said that BRICS, in contrast to the Council of Europe is not an organization, but a format of cooperation of its member countries. Participating countries of the BRICS “not ready to share their sovereignty and carry out the decisions of any supranational court,” the Senator said. However, he chose the thesis that the decisions of the ECHR politically engaged.
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At the same time the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Mikhail Emelyanov (“Fair Russia”) has supported the initiative of the Storming. He pointed out that recent decisions of the Strasbourg court are politicized and explicitly anti-Russian character. “I have long advocated the exit of the Council of Europe and all [its] structures, including the ECHR. We can’t give up some of their sovereignty to supranational entities, which are controlled by forces unfriendly to Russia”, — he stressed.
On 20 June the ECHR found a law banning gay propaganda in violation of the right to freedom of expression and a tool of infringement of the rights of gays. In Minyuste criticized the verdict and vowed to appeal it.
The BRICS economic Union, which includes Russia, China, India, Brazil and South Africa. It was founded in may 2008.