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International Relations

The Constitutional Court maintains relations with a substantial number of foreign constitutional control bodies. The Court participates in activities of international associations of constitutional courts and exchanges bilateral visits for the purpose of mutual assessment of practices of constitutional justice. Representatives of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation also participate in various bilateral and multilateral meetings, conferences, and seminars on the issues of constitutional law and constitutional justice.
The Russian Constitutional Court takes part in the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, the Court also is a full member of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts (since 1996) and of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (since 2011), a founding member of the Conference of Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy (since 1997), an observer member of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (since 2018), a signatory to bilateral cooperation agreements with the high courts of Algeria, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Turkey.
Delegations of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation paid visits to the high courts of Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, People’s Republic of China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and to the European Court of Human Rights.
Over the years the Constitutional Court has invited and hosted official delegations of the supreme judicial bodies of Abkhazia, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Republic of Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and of the European Court of Human Rights. 
Representatives of the Constitutional Court participate in various international bilateral and multilateral meetings, conferences, seminars on relevant constitutional law and constitutional justice issues. In this regard apart from the abovementioned countries they attended Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Georgia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Republic of South Africa, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.
The Constitutional Court regularly organises various international forums, often in cooperation with other organisations. Among the largest events of this kind, held in recent years, were the International Symposium on the Rule of Law (St. Petersburg, 2013); the international scientific and practical conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “Modern Constitutionalism: Challenges and Prospects” (St. Petersburg, 2013); the international conference “Enhancing National Mechanisms for Effective Implementation of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms”, organised in cooperation with the Council of Europe  (St. Petersburg, 2015); the International Conference “Modern Constitutional Justice: Challenges and Prospects” in the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (St. Petersburg, 2016); the International Conference “Constitutional Justice: Doctrine and Practice (St. Petersburg, 2017); the International Conference “Constitution in the Global Change Epoch and the Goals of Constitutional Review” (St. Petersburg, 2018), attended by presidents and judges of constitutional courts and equivalent institutions from all the continents, representatives of supranational bodies for the protection of human rights and intergovernmental organisations.
 
 



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