Parliament to ratify amendments to EurAsEC Court statute
MOSCOW, March 19 - RAPSI. President Dmitry Medvedev has introduced to the State Duma a protocol on ratifying amendments to the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) Court's statute, the Kremlin press office reports on Monday.
The court is based in Minsk, Belarus. It considers disputes only if they remain unresolved by the Eurasian Economic Commission. Governments, private companies and businessmen are able to appeal to the court in discrimination, competition law and equal business cases.
"Amendments to the statute are stipulated by provisions of the Treaty on Access to the EurAsEC Court for Business Entities regarding Disputes in the Customs Union and Specifics of Legal Proceedings with Respect Thereof, dated December 9, 2010, which provides access to the court to businesses in the Customs Unions non-member states," the press office said.
The protocol is subject to ratification in compliance with the federal law on international agreements.
Medvedev appointed First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov to represent him at the protocol hearings in the State Duma and the Federation Council.