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ROI refused to publish an initiative to abolish an article banning “gay propaganda”

They referred to the non-existent article of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

A month ago, an initiative No. 26F42504 with the title “Cancel Article 6.21 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation prohibiting” gay propaganda “was sent to the Internet resource” Russian Public Initiative “. As a result, the initiative was not published. July 2 from the ROI came the answer, where it is said that the initiative is contrary to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

Hello. You have placed the initiative Cancel Article 6.21 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, which prohibits “gay propaganda”, No. 26F42504.

The public initiative contradicts the Constitution of the Russian Federation and in accordance with subparagraph “a” of paragraph 13 of the Rules of consideration of public initiatives directed by citizens of the Russian Federation using the Internet resource “Russian Public Initiative” approved by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 183 of March 4, 2013, is not subject to posting on an Internet resource.

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Indeed, subparagraph “a” of paragraph 13 prohibits the publication of initiatives that are contrary to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Which of the articles of the Constitution of the Russian Federation contradicts the initiative demanding the repeal of the law, which even the ECHR found discriminatory – is not specified.

Recall that the European Court of Human Rights recognized the laws in force in Russia prohibiting the propaganda of homosexuality among minors discriminatory and contrary to the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Russia violated two articles of the convention: the 10th (the right to freedom of expression) and the 14th (prohibition of discrimination). Later, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights rejected the request of Russia to review the decision. Thus, the decision of the Court came into force.

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