Russian Constitutional Court bans review of final judgments upon Supreme Court’s decision
ST. PETERSBURG, October 17 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Constitutional Court has banned review of court rulings, which already came into force, because of the resolutions made by boards of the Supreme Court, RAPSI correspondent reports from the courtroom on Tuesday.
Several Russian citizens turned to the Constitutional Court after court rulings in their favor were overturned after the Supreme Court made resolutions with meanings contrary to the ones in place of applicants’ cases.
The Constitutional Court stated that procedural conditions for review of the court rulings should provide legal certainty, including recognition of the validity of judgments, their incontrovertibility. According to the court, revision of the decisions that came into force may be conditioned only by decisions unrelated to resolutions of the judicial boards.
The Court ruled that legislators should amend the provisions in question and provide for the possibility of reviewing the rulings, which came into force only if there is a formulated legal position of the Plenum or the Presidium of the Supreme Court. In addition, according to the ruling of the court, legislators should take into account that there should be no worsening in relations between citizens and authorities.
Court rulings in cases of the applicants will be reviewed.