Russia (Chechen Republic): Further information on appeal for respect of humanitarian law: President Yeltsin rejects law on "illegal armed formations"

Russia (Chechen Republic): Further information on appeal for respect of humanitarian law: President Yeltsin rejects law on "illegal armed formations"

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Index Number: EUR 46/008/1995
Date Published: 24 March 1995
Categories: Europe And Central Asia, Russian Federation

On 21 March 1995, President Yeltsin rejected the proposed amendments to the criminal code which would have introduced a possible death sentence for a new offence of "organizing, or participating in, illegal armed formations". The refusal to sign was on the grounds that the amendments were unconstitutional. They were returned to the State Duma for further discussion.


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