Amendments to Law on Constitutional Court 2015-12-15 10:30:00 Vladimir Putin signed Federal Constitutional Law On Amendments to the Federal Constitutional Law On the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. The Federal Constitutional Law developed in connection with the Constitutional Court ruling №21-P of July 14, 2015, establishes the authority of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation to rule on the possibility of complying with the ruling of an interstate body protecting human rights and freedoms proceeding from the supremacy and supreme judicial power of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, and sets the procedure the Constitutional Court will follow in considering such matters. Under the Federal Constitutional Law, a request to enforce a resolution by an interstate body responsible for protection of human rights and freedoms can be filed with the Constitutional Court by a federal executive body of power authorised to ensure the protection of Russia’s interests during consideration by an interstate body responsible for protection of human rights and freedoms of complaints filed against the Russian Federation based on an international agreement of the Russian Federation. Following the consideration of the case, the Constitutional Court shall rule on the possibility or impossibility to enforce the resolution of such interstate body responsible for protection of human rights and freedoms under the Russian Constitution. The Federal Constitutional Law establishes the right of the President and the Government of Russia to turn to the Constitutional Court with a request to interpret clauses of the Russian Constitution to avoid uncertainty in their understanding in view of any contradiction that may arise between provisions of a Russian Federation international agreement as interpreted by an interstate body responsible for protection of human rights and freedoms, and provisions of the Russian Constitution as it applies to the possibility of complying with the ruling of the appropriate interstate body.