Ingush Constitutional Court strikes down controversial border deal with Chechnya

Ingushetia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a law codifying a controversial border agreement with Chechnya is unconstitutional. The court decided that the law, signed by Republic head Yunus-bek Yevkurov, violates three articles of the Ingush Constitution, which says “power belongs to the people,” requires any border changes to take into account public opinion, and obligates the state to preserve the republic’s territorial integrity.