Putin reappoints Anna Kuznetsova as Russian children’s rights commissioner
MOSCOW, January 16 (RAPSI) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Anna Kuznetsova as the country’s child rights commissioner for another 5 years. The relevant document has been published on the official website of legal information.
The order has taken effect.
Kuznetsova has been holding the post of the Russian children’s rights ombudsman since September 9, 2016.
In late December, Putin signed a bill extending the powers of children’s rights commissioners in Russia into law. Under the document, children’s commissioners would be appointed by the President of Russia for 5 years. The law also grants them a power to challenge officials’ actions or inactions in courts to protect minors as useful and timely.