Russian Constitutional Court to announce ruling in notable border case on December 6
MOSCOW, December 5 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Constitutional Court will announce its ruling on the examination of an agreement on the administrative border between two regions in North Caucasus, Ingushetia and Chechen Republics, on December 6, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.
The agreement was signed by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and the head of Ingushetia Yunus-bek Yevkurov on September 26. Later, on October 4, parliaments of two republics passed the regional laws enforcing this agreement. The document became effective in mid-October.
According to the agreement, a new border would facilitate further integration of regional economies and improve economic and social cooperation.
On November 27, the Constitutional Court of Russia heard an application of Yevkurov seeking to review the agreement for its compliance with the country’s Constitution.
Also, Yevkurov asked the court to examine actions of the Ingushetia Republic’s Constitutional Court declaring the agreement unconstitutional. During the hearings in court, the Federation Council member Andrey Klishas said that the Ingushetia Republic’s court exceeded its authority as it was considering the agreement that had taken effect. However, in accordance with the republican law, it could hear only non-operational documents.