Churov said he did not consider the ECHR as a court. Moreover, such an opinion is shared by one more member of the CEC, the former judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Boris Safarov, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Russian media.
"We'd rather support the view that the ECHR is not a judicial instance at all," he said.
Earlier, the State Duma deputies from all factions formally asked the Constitutional Court to clarify in what part the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights can be applied in the territory of the Russian Federation if they relate to the constitutional norms and decisions of the Constitutional Court.
In particular, Alexander Tarnavskiy, the First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes, stated that a number of ECHR judgments were aimed at "blurring the boundaries of state sovereignty of the Russian Federation, based on the supremacy of the Constitution of the Russian Constitutional Court's jurisdiction and priority of Russia as the only authority empowered to exercise constitutional oversight ".
According to him, the deputies see that a number of ECHR verdicts "contradicts with the norms of the Russian Constitution and the decisions of the Constitutional Court."
It should be recalled that in April this year the European Court of Human Rights postponed the consideration of the claim of Ukraine against Russia for half a year, so that it could finally decide what to say in its defense.