Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Holds International Conference on Rights and Constitutional Supervision
26 June 2024

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation held an international conference on “Protection of Rights and Constitutional Supervision” at St. Petersbourg, Russia on June 26, 2024. The conference was attended by the representatives of constitutional bodies and legal communities from 25 countries, as well as Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CCJA) and Court of the Eurasian Economic Union. Valery Zorkin, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, delivered a report entitled "Constitutional and Judicial Protection of Rights in Russia: Main Features".


The conference continued with two wide-ranging discussion sessions. In the session on "Initiating Constitutional Review to Ensure Constitutional Rights and Freedoms", presentations were made by Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia. Next, Mohammed Amine Benabdallah, President of the Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Morocco who also acts as President of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa, delivered a presentation on "Protection of Rights and Freedoms as a Result of Constitutional Review".


In its role as the Permanent Secretariat for Planning and Coordination (SPC) of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC), the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia extended congratulations to the Russian Federation for organizing the conference and shared its experiences in protecting rights and conducting constitutional supervision. Additionally, representatives from constitutional bodies in Thailand, Cambodia, Palestine, Ethiopia, Abkhazia, Benin, and Uzbekistan discussed the protection of rights and freedoms, as well as constitutional review processes.


The conference was one of a series of events at XII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum which is held annually by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.