A vacancy appeared in the Constitutional Court after the departure of Aranovsky

Judge of the Constitutional Court (CC) Konstantin Aranovsky resigned ahead of schedule, according to the website of the Constitutional Court. Mr. Aranovsky was appointed to the Constitutional Court in 2010 on the proposal of the then President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. From today, September 27, he has the status of a retired judge of the Constitutional Court.

“The Constitutional Court considered Judge Aranovsky’s personal application for resignation before he reached the age limit and satisfied it,” the report says.

The last judge of the Constitutional Court who voluntarily terminated his powers was Anatoly Kononov: this happened just in 2010. After that, judges retired only upon reaching the age limit, which is 70 years (Konstantin Aranovsky will turn 58 in November). As a result of the 2020 constitutional reform, the list of members of the Constitutional Court decreased from 19 to 11 judges, although in fact at that time it already had only 15 members. By December 1, 2021, as a result of the departure of a number of judges by age, the Constitutional Court fit into the framework established by the updated Constitution. Now, after the departure of Mr. Aranovsky, a vacancy appears in the Constitutional Court.

Meanwhile, as expected, in the coming days, the Constitutional Court will have to check the constitutionality of international treaties on the admission of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to the Russian Federation, as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine, which are under the control of the Russian military territories. Five-day referendums on this issue in all four regions are ending today. If successful, all legal procedures related to the admission of new entities can be completed within a few days.

Anastasia Kornya

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