Eremeeva E.A.

Ulyanovsk State University (Ulyanovsk, Russia), associate professor of the department of state and administrative law, candidate in law.

Safonova E.E.

Ulyanovsk State University (Ulyanovsk, Russia), student


It is generally recognized that legal sovereignty is the most important element of the independence of the Russian state, so there is an objective need for a comprehensive review of this legal institution. Legal sovereignty in our country is a complex category, which is due to the specifics of Russia in the image of a multinational state. The article deals with the problem of defining this concept in modern society. To determine the essence and meaning of legal sovereignty, it is necessary to study the main provisions of the Russian Constitution, to identify the relationship between the norms of national law and the norms of the international legal system. In this regard, the article analyzes the provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and some ECHR rulings issued against Russian citizens concerning legal sovereignty. A draft Federal constitutional law of 14.03.2020 № 1-FKZ “On improving the regulation of certain issues of organization and functioning of public authorities”, prepared to amend the Constitution of the Russian Federation to strengthen the mechanism of legal sovereignty of the state in accordance with the directions of internal and foreign policy.


legal sovereignty; the Constitution of the Russian Federation; an international treaty; legal system; legislation; international law; national legal policy