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Ametistov, Ernest

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Jurist

1934 – Born on 17th of May in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). He was a member of Russia’s highest court who defended democratic freedoms and encouraged legal reforms.

1991 – He was elected a judge of the Constitutional Court in October and was known for his persistent efforts to streamline and liberalize the Soviet-era legal system.


1993 – Ametistov participated in the Constitutional Assembly when it drew up the Russian Constitution.

1998 – Died at his country home near Moscow at the age of 64 due to cancer.