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Statement by Mr Samuel Žbogar, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

The Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Samuel Žbogar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, took note of the statement adopted today by the Russian State Duma to resume the question of the ratification of Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights.
Minister Žbogar looks forward to the ratification of this important international instrument by the State Duma at the earliest opportunity. This would enable the entry into force of Protocol No. 14, thus reinforcing the protection of human rights in all Council of Europe member states.