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Russia president signs law accepting ICJ jurisdiction over anti-terror treaties

[JURIST] Russian President Vladimir Putin [official profile] Sunday signed into law [press release, in Russian] legislation that removes "reservations to some international treaties" made by the Soviet Union refusing to recognize the jurisdiction of the UN's International Court of Justice [official website]. When signing several international treaties concerning anti-terrorism in the 1980s, the Soviet Union included reservations refusing to recognize the jurisdiction of the ICJ to resolve disputes between treaty signatories over interpretation and application of the treaties.

The new law [summary, in Russian], passed by both houses of the Russian parliament last month, removes these reservations. Itar-Tass has more.

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