Council of Europe has today decided to suspend Russia from its rights of representation in the Committee of Ministers and in the Parliamentary Assembly with immediate effect as a result of Russia’s armed attack on Ukraine.
The decision adopted today means that the Russian Federation remains a member of the Council of Europe and party to the relevant Council of Europe conventions, including the European Convention on Human Rights, according to the press statement.
The judge elected to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Russian Federation also remains a member of the Court, and applications introduced against the Russian Federation will continue to be examined and decided by the Court. Suspension is not a final measure but a temporary one, leaving channels of communication open, it added.
— Council of Europe (@coe) February 25, 2022