Russia has adopted a law allowing it to overrule judgements from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
The vote in the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, came the same day as the ECHR ruled against Russia’s Federal Security Service over spying.
The European court said Russia had violated privacy rights with a system to secretly intercept mobile phone communications.
The Russian constitution takes precedence under the new Duma law.
The measure was fast-tracked, giving the constitutional court the right to declare international court orders unenforceable in Russia if they contradict the constitution.
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