Viktoria Berezyuk

Viktoria graduated from the National Research University Higher School of Economics and from the University of Hamburg with a Master's degree in jurisprudence. She also has a specialty as a translator in the field of professional communication (German). Victoria currently lives and works in St. Petersburg.


National Sovereignty or International Law? The Russian Constitution Has the Last Word

On January 2020, President Putin called for amending the Russian Constitution to establish its precedence over supranational judicial bodies, meaning, primarily, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Interestingly, this was not a new idea: Russian legal experts who for many years have been suggesting such an amendment to the Constitution had referred to German precedent.