Skip to comments.Treaty on Crimea’s accession to Russia corresponds to Russian Constitution
Posted on 03/19/2014 3:20:53 AM PDT by goldstategop
ST. PETERSBURG, March 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russias Constitutional Court has said the Treaty on Crimeas Accession to Russia corresponds to the Russian Constitution.
March 18, 16:06 Russia Agreement between Russia and Republic of Crimea signed The Constitutional Court recognizes that the Treaty corresponds to the Russian Constitution, the Constitutional Court chairman, Valery Zorkin, said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the draft treaty on Crimea's reunification with Russia and the formation of new sub-federal entities as part of the Russian Federation. He also notified both chambers of the Russian Parliament on the proposals by Crimea's Supreme Council and the legislative assembly of Sevastopol on their joining the Russian Federation.
On Monday, March 17, the Crimean Parliament, which declared Crimea an independent state, authorized Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov and parliament Speaker Vladimir Konstantinov to sign an interstate treaty with the Russian Federation on the admission of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, which has a special status, into the Russian Federation.
The Treaty will be effective since its signing and comes into effect since its ratification.
Earlier in the day, speaker of the State Duma, lower house of Russias Parliament, Sergei Naryshkin said the Russian president would submit the Treaty and the draft federal constitutional law just today.
Were ready to discuss and approve these laws within the shortest period of time in full compliance with the norms of international law and the Duma regulations. Well do it till the end of the week, he said.
State Duma lawmakers do not rule out that the documents will be approved at an extraordinary plenary session on March 20. Members of the Federation Council, upper house of Parliament, are planning to gather over this issue on March 21.
The final step now is the Russian Parliament's ratification of the treaty - along with passage of a constitutional amendment to Article 65 of Russia's Constitution listing the new federal subjects, which could come as soon as Thursday or be completed by Friday.
Putin wouldn’t recognize constitutional government if it got into the bath with him.
To be fair, at least he is a stickler for legal norms.
I would observe your statement is more applicable to Obama who has shown no respect for constitutional government.
Our real enemy is not so much Putin as Obama who is undermining the foundations on which our Republic rests.
Why can’t I have two enemies?
Nothing wrong at all.
But the enemy within is far more dangerous than the enemy from without.
But the enemy without is still dangerous and should be resisted, right?
Invasion legal for invaders? About as worthless thing of note.
They care about their own laws.
Point being if we took as much care into upholding ours we would have the moral fortitude to resist their depradations.
Our own lawlessness positively incites it in others as well.
It’s not about us and I’ll never understand why the pro Putin folks can’t realize that.
I am not a fan of Putin - but it should be clear to you and others as well if we’re not strong at home, we won’t strong abroad.
"Putin is a thug."
"Well, Obama is too."
"This is Russian propaganda."
"What about MSNBC?"
Don’t bother about old treaties: