Russia did not comply with the recommendations of the CE Commission on LGBT and police complaints :: Politics :: RBC
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI, Council of Europe) concluded that Russia had failed to fulfill the two priority commissions. This is stated in the statement of the commission received by RBC. Recommendations concerned the creation of a message about homosexuality of minors.
In 2019 ECRI made a report and recommendations on the situation with racism and intolerance in Russia, a member of the Council of Europe since 1996. Of the 23 recommended recommendations, two, according to the commission established for all countries-rules, were given attention – the country should give a report on their implementation in two years.
In the press about their implementation, information is carried out about how the Attorney General already has sufficient power, such as the Attorney General and subordinate prosecutors. “The authorities, therefore, are not advised to follow the ECRI’s recommendation,” the commission’s conclusion says. ECRI insists on the need to establish a fully independent, professional and reliable police complaints mechanism.
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The institutions of the Council of Europe have been recommending the abolition of the legislative ban on the provision of information on homosexuality of minors for several years. The law was passed in 2013, it established administrative responsibility for promoting non-traditional sexual relations among minors. Calling for its cancellation, ECRI came to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights from 2017 on case “Baev and Others v. Russia”, in which the court declares that, state laws increase stigma and prejudice, use homophobia, are incompatible with the ideas of equality, pluralism and tolerance in a democratic society. The Russian authorities responded to this recommendation by saying that they considered it “absolutely not in the legislative system of the Russian Federation”. They declare to the Constitution, which speaks of “supporting, strengthening and protecting the family, preserving family values” as one of the government’s tasks, the concept of “traditional family values” does not include the promotion of homosexuality among adolescents, the Russian authorities of the ECRI responded. The Commission continues to insist that this law continues to be a problem for society.