TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
The fact that Russia has violated international law by launching an aggressive invasion of Ukraine's territory and seizing part of it remains unshakable. Any attempts by civil society to resist the system are immediately suppressed. In order to fully control the situation within the country, Russia continues changing its domestic legislation and expanding the powers of the executive and judicial branches of the government. At the same time, in order to attract public attention and remind people of the results of the "special military operation," Russia has decided to denounce the agreement on the use of the Sea of Azov. This is likely more symbolic than practical, and the purpose of this decision is to remind the public that the Sea of Azov is now considered "internal."
The State Duma denounces the treaty between Russia and Ukraine on the Sea of Azov Kremlin justifies the denunciation of the treaty with Ukraine on the use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait by calling it an internal sea of Russia. This was stated by the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
The Supreme Court of Russia expands the list of judicial instances that can consider cases of "terrorism" The Supreme Court of Russia has developed a draft law amending the territorial jurisdiction of terrorism cases (Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), according to which such proceedings will be held in all nine district naval and military courts of Russia, instead of four as it has been until now.
Investigative detention centers are overcrowded in 23 regions of Russia This statement was made by the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Tatyana Moskalkova, at a meeting of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation. According to her, there are a total of 110,000 people in Russian investigative detention centers, including 10,000 women and 700 minors.
The Russian Ministry of Defense will notify the people about mobilization by sending SMS to the numbers specified on "Gosuslugi" The Russian Ministry of Defense has proposed to notify those mobilized about the start of the call-up through SMS distribution. The department suggests sending a notification about the summons from the military commissariat through the personal account of the "Gosuslugi" portal, through the taxpayer's personal account, and as a short message to the phone number specified on "Gosuslugi".