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Russia

Yury Tikhomirov

in International Law and Domestic Legal Systems

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199694907
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731914 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694907.003.0021
Russia

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Russia attaches importance to the development and consolidation of international relations on the basis of rigid observance of principles and norms of international law. The basic relationship between international law and domestic law is set forth in the Constitution of the Russian Federation. It allows the state to implement norms of international law in national legislation, on one hand, and, on the other hand, to influence their development and collaborate in international organizations. Under Part 4 Article 15 of the Constitution, the universally recognized principles and norms of international law and international treaties of the Russian Federation shall be a component part of its legal system. If an international treaty or agreement of the Russian Federation establishes rules other than those envisaged by law, the rules of the international agreement shall be applied.

Keywords: Russian law; customary international law; domestic law; treaties; constitutional law; Constitution of the Russian Federation

Chapter.  3941 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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