Russian child rights commissioner favors extension of state obligations for minors
MOSCOW, March 11 (RAPSI) – Russia’s child rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova has supported extension of the state obligations for families and minors. She has also called to take full responsibility for the corresponding amendments proposed to the Constitution.
Family-oriented changes could set the matter at a higher state goals level, she commented on the adoption of the bill on the amendments to the Constitution by the State Duma on Wednesday.
According to Kuznetsova, provisions fixed in the Constitution must result in the effective measures addressed to Russian children and families.
On Wednesday, the lower house of parliament passed a bill on the Constitution amending in a final reading.
The document in particular specifies provisions on social guarantees for citizens such as fixing of regular pension indexation and minimum wage.
The amendments also fix definition of children as the country’s wealth and fix in the Constitution a provision reading that the state must create conditions for their cultural, intellectual, moral and physical development.