MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the dismissal of the head of the Main Directorate for International Legal Cooperation of the Prosecutor General's Office, Mikhail Vinogradov, from the position of the Russian Federation Commissioner at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The document is published on the official portal of legal information.
Mikhail Vinogradov has served as Commissioner of the Russian Federation to the ECtHR since July 8, 2021.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is an international judicial body whose jurisdiction extends to all member states of the Council of Europe that have ratified the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, including all issues related to the interpretation and application of the convention, including interstate cases and individual complaints. On December 15, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing the Constitutional Court to completely or partially ignore the resolutions of the European Court of Human Rights. On March 16, 2022, Russia was excluded from the Council of Europe and thus left the jurisdiction of the ECtHR.
On March 15, Russia began the process of withdrawing from the Council of Europe. On June 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed laws on non-execution in Russia of decisions of the ECtHR adopted after March 15, 2022 - from the moment the country filed an application to withdraw from the Council of Europe.
On July 1, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a resolution that Russia ceases participation in partial and extended partial agreements of the Council of Europe.