The state Duma Committee supported the project on the extension of the powers of children’s Ombudsman

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka on the building of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe state Duma Committee supported the project on the extension of the powers of children’s Ombudsman© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The state Duma Committee on family, women and children recommended the lower chamber of the Parliament to adopt in the first reading the presidential bill expanding and clarifying the powers of the children’s ombudsmen in subjects of the Russian Federation.

In the explanatory note to the draft submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, noted that commissioners for children’s rights is an additional guarantee ensuring the implementation and protection of rights and legitimate interests of children.

«The bill is aimed at further development of the Ombudsman for the rights of the child not only at the Federal level and in constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as creation of effective mechanisms of protection of rights and legitimate interests of children», — stated in the explanatory Memorandum.

Under the bill, the Commissioner will be appointed by the President of the Russian Federation for a period of five years. The order of appointment in the subject will be set in regional legislation. The draft law defines the powers of the activities of the children’s Ombudsman and the legal status of commissioners in the regions, as well as their scope of activities and tasks.

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