WRP 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellow Publishes on the Constitutional Court in Russia

Wisconsin Russia Project 2021-22 postdoctoral research associate, Yulia Khalikova, has published an article on the constitutional courts in Russia in Riddle. In her timely article on the 30th anniversary of constitutional justice in Russia, Khalikova argues that the role of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (CC) has gradually evolved “from a defender of democratic values in the early years into a faithful associate and supporter of the country’s authorities.” Furthermore, Khalikova draws attention to key issues such as the absence of judicial independence in Russia, politicization of the operations and non-enforcement of the rulings of the CC, and provides suggestions on how to strengthen the CC.

30 years of constitutional justice in the Russian Federation: What needs to change?