According to him, laws contrary to the international legislation are often adopted in Russia. Legal obligations to international conventions have priority over internal legislation, Zorkin noted. In this connection, the adaptation of the Russian legislation to European standards would be most logical, he stressed.
The head of the Constitutional Court believes that the concept of common legal space of Russia and Europe could form a basis to adopt new Russian legislation.
President of the Russian International Law Association Anatoly Kolodkin, Director of the International Law Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences Igor Lukashuk, Director of the International Law Research Center of the Diplomatic Academy Stanislav Chernichenko and others took part in the meeting.