On February 13, 2019, an interdepartmental working meeting on the rights of minors to citizenship was held in the Directorate for Migration of the Sevastopol Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Commissioner for Human Rights in Sevastopol Pavel Butsay and representative of his Office Polina Shkarlat participated in the event. The meeting was chaired by Head of the Directorate Nikolay Starukhin.
The main issue that was discussed at the meeting concerned the interests of minors left without parental care during their stay in the Social Shelter for Children and Teenagers State Institution. So, having reached the age of 14 years, adolescents who are in the shelter do not have the opportunity to exercise their right to receive a passport of the Russian Federation on formal grounds. As a result of the negotiations held, measures to resolve this problem through the interdepartmental interaction were outlined.
Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Sevastopol