MOSCOW, September 8 (RAPSI) – Russian Children Rights Commissioner Anna Kuznetsova and Prosecutor General Igor Kransnov have signed a new agreement on cooperation in the sphere of protection of rights, freedoms and lawful interests of minors.

The development of the document was initiated by the Prosecutor General’s Office because of certain changes in the legislation.

The body firmly believes that a child needs special care and protection, including proper legal protection; therefore, when prosecutors detect any violations of minors’ rights, they employ special response mechanisms envisaging maximally fast, tough, and principled approach, Krasnov said.

In particular, the agreement envisages a systemic interchange of information on detected violations of minors’ rights and lawful interests; joint on-site visits in regions, where massive violations of minors’ rights are revealed; discussion of the results of inspections and respective proposals within an interdepartmental working group.

It is planned to jointly conduct reception of citizens, organize panel conferences and seminars.

The parties also plan to jointly cover their work in mass media.