On 16 March 2022, Russia ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe. In this regard, Russia is also no longer subject to 21 international treaties, including the Charter of the Council of Europe, the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the European Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism, the European Charter of Local self-government, European Social Charter.
In addition, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe terminated the full membership of the Russian Federation in the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), which, in accordance with the Convention, monitors its implementation by the contracting parties. As a result, Russia lost the right to participate in the discussion or adoption of reports, as well as the right to vote, while GRECO retained the right to monitor Russia in terms of fulfilling its obligations. Since this circumstance was unacceptable for Russia, Russia decided to withdraw from the Convention, including from GRECO.
Federal Law No. 43-FZ of 28 February 2023 "On the termination of international treaties of the Council of Europe with respect to the Russian Federation" (https://www.garant.ru/hotlaw/federal/1610860/)
Federal Law No. 42-FZ of 28 February 2023 "On the Denunciation of the Convention on Criminal Liability for Corruption by the Russian Federation" (https://www.garant.ru/hotlaw/federal/1610859/)
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