15
Jan
2007
Policy Papers Russie.NEI.Visions
Jean-Pierre MASSIAS

Russia and the Council of Europe: Ten Years Wasted? "Russie.Nei.Visions", No. 15, January 2007

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In 1996, the Russian Federation joined the Council of Europe both in spite of and owing to its democratic failings. Accession was, in fact, seen as a step toward democratic conversion. Ten years an, as the Council is presided by Russia for the first time, an initial appraisal can be made using the following questions as guideline: to what extend has the Council of Europe influenced Russia, and to what extend has Russia - taking into account observed regressions - modified the current nature of the Council?

Russia and the Council of Europe: Ten Years Wasted?