Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation

AUTHORITIES

• Upon application by the President of the Russian Federation, the Federation Council or at least one fifth of its members, the State Duma or at least one of fifth of its members, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, legislative and executive bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation the Constitutional Court decides on conformity with the Constitution of the Russian Federation:
 
- of federal laws, acts of the President, the Federation Council, the State Duma, the Government of the Russian Federation and the constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
 
- of agreements between bodies of State power of the Russian Federation, between bodies of State power and constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as between supreme bodies of state power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
 
- of international treaties that have not come into force.

• Resolves competence disputes between federal bodies of State power, between Federal bodies of state power and constituent entities of the Russian Federation as well as between supreme bodies of state power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, if such competence is defined by the Constitution and there are no alternative means to settle the dispute;
 
• Interprets the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
 
• Upon complaints about violations of constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, verifies the constitutionality of a law that has been applied in a specific case.
 
• Upon request by a court verifies the constitutionality of a law that ought to be applied by a respective court in a specific case.
 
• Rules on the observance of a prescribed procedure for charging the President of the Russian Federation with high treason or other grave offense.

Address :
Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. 1, Pl. Senatskaya, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 190000.
ksrf@ksrf.ru
+7 812 404-34-33
+7 812 404-33-91
Head
H.E. Mr. Valery Zorkin (President)
Vice
H.E. Mrs. Olga Khokhryakova & H.E. Mr. Sergey Mavrin
Members Composition

H.E. Mr. Valery Zorkin

H.E. Mrs. Olga Khokhryakova 

H.E. Mr. Sergey Mavrin

H.E. Mr. Konstantin Aranovskiy 

H.E. Mr. Aleksandr Boytsov

H.E. Mr. Nikolay Bondar

H.E. Mr. Gadis Gadzhiev

H.E. Mr. Yuri Danilov

H.E. Mr. Lyudmila Zharkova

H.E. Mrs. Sergey Kazantsev

H.E. Mr. Sergey Knyazev

H.E. Mr. Aleksandr Kokotov

H.E. Mrs. Larisa Krasavchikova

H.E. Mr. Nikolay Melnikov

H.E. Mr. Yuri Rudkin

H.E. Mr. Vladimir Yaroslavtsev

 

Secretary General
Vladimir Sivitskiy
Structure

Apparatus of the Constitutional Court consists of:
1.    Secretariat of the Constitutional Court
2.    Representational Office of the Constitutional Court in Moscow
3.    Department of Human Resources and Civil Service
4.    Department of General Administration
5.    Financial Department

Secretariat of the Constitutional Court assists judges of the Constitutional Court in performing their functions. The Secretariat:
• provides organisational, research, analytical, informational, referential, and other support to the Constitutional Court;
• receives visitors;
• performs preliminary examination of the petitions to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation and checks whether the petitions pertain to the questions requiring the examination by the Judges;
• assists the Judges in preparation of cases and other questions for consideration at sessions and conferences;
• studies and evaluates the execution of the decisions of the Constitutional Court by State bodies.

Secretariat consists of the following departments:
1.    Department of Constitutional Foundations of Public Law
2.    Department of Constitutional Foundations of Private Law
3.    Department of Constitutional Foundations of Criminal Justice
4.    Department of Constitutional Foundations of Labour Law and Social Protection
5.    Department of International Relations and Research of Constitutional Review Practice
6.    Editorial and Publishing Department
7.    Department of Legal Information