Constitutional Council has been formed in Bashkortostan under the republican State Assembly. It will begin its work on January 1, 2023. The main mission of the Constitutional Council will be to strengthen constitutional legality and ensure the highest legal force of the Basic Law of the Republic. The Constitutional Council is composed of no less than three and no more than five people appointed for a five-year term of office.
Candidates for the Constitutional Council positions are submitted to the State Assembly by the Head of Bashkortostan until December 1, 2022. The parliament of the republic must consider the proposed candidates and make decisions on them until December 31, 2022.
Reformatting the activities of the constitutional courts of the regions of the Russian Federation is a logical and timely step, speaker of the State Assembly Konstantin Tolkachev noted.
“The Constitutional Court of the Republic was established in March 1996. It was a transitional time. Certain provisions of the laws could be interpreted ambiguously, and this made it difficult to apply them in practice. The Constitutional Court resolved controversial cases, providing the highest legal force of the Constitution of the Republic of Bashkortostan and thus contributing to the formation of constitutional democracy. Today we are revising the structure of the authorities by the requirements of the time,” said Konstantin Tolkachev.
Author: Azat Gizzatullin