The Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation (HRC) has prepared a negative opinion on the bill on the removal of children from the family, prepared under the leadership of Senator Elena Mizulina. This was stated in an interview with RIA Novosti by the head of the HRC Valery Fadeev. According to him, this topic should be treated very delicately and balanced.
“We have prepared a conclusion on Mizulina's bill, it is negative. The main idea is that such significant changes in legislation cannot be carried out in a hurry, without a broad expert and public discussion, " - Fadeev told the publication.
The head of the HRC called the topic of the removal of children from the family "very delicate". In his opinion, the main thing in this issue is “how not to make things worse”. Fadeev believes that here you need to look for a balance and treat the family very delicately, as well as understand exactly whether there is a danger to the child's life or humiliation in a particular family.
“And this understanding should lead to some decisive action, for which it is necessary to involve public institutions and NGOs [non-profit organizations]. Here, too, the question arises: how deeply can social institutions get into the family? All this must be balanced ", - Fadeev clarified and added that the focus should be on the rights of the child.
In mid-July, a bill was introduced to the State Duma, according to which the removal of children from the family is possible only on the basis of a court decision. As the head of the ad hoc committee of the Federation Council for the preparation of proposals for improving the provisions of the Family Code, Elena Mizulina, said, the document establishes an exhaustive list of 11 grounds for recognizing a child without parental care. In addition, the amendments guarantee the right of parents to involve relatives in raising their children without formalizing their powers and regulate the entry of representatives of the guardianship authorities into housing.
Earlier, Pavel Krasheninnikov, head of the Duma committee on state construction and legislation, and Andrei Klishas, chairman of the Federation Council committee on constitutional legislation, submitted a bill to the lower house of parliament to limit the extrajudicial removal of children from families. According to the authors of the initiative, it is necessary for the court to deal with the issue of seizure. It is planned that extrajudicial seizure will be used only in exceptional cases when there is a risk of the child's death within a few hours.