PACE restores Russian delegation’s credentials in full

PACE restores Russian delegation’s credentials in full

The majority of members of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) voted in favor of restoring full rights of the Russian delegation yesterday.

A total of 96 lawmakers voted in favor, 44 were against, seven abstained, TASS reported.

According to the resolution, adopted by the Assembly, the PACE Monitoring Committee is to compile a report assessing Russia’s implementation of its obligations within the Council of Europe framework by the end of April.

"The Monitoring Committee has resumed its work with regard to the Russian Federation and organised a number of hearings, which will be taken into account by the co-rapporteurs in their ongoing preparation of the report. The Russian delegation has co-operated fully with the Monitoring Committee," the resolution reads.

The Parliamentary Assembly also invites the Monitoring Committee to follow closely the ongoing legislative process with regard to the constitutional amendments currently underway in Russia. It also calls upon Moscow to abide by judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.