Child protection

27 April 2017

Protection of family, motherhood, paternity and childhood is one of the fundamental duties of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The future, perception of the world, behavior and psychological state of a child depends on the conditions in which he lives.

Citizen M. addressed me on the issue of her family’s housing and social rights defense.

According to the applicant, she has three children: two of them are minors and one child is disabled. The family lives in Moscow in a two-room shared apartment, which also houses people who have an antisocial lifestyle. Ill-behaved neighbors have done their utmost to make the woman’s living conditions unbearable: drug trafficking, unsanitary conditions, illegal entry into the apartment and attacks on citizens. The mother was afraid for life and health of her children.

The woman’s letter was filled with despair: she has been trying to achieve justice for 20 years, but the children’s services refused to check the housing conditions, in addition, the large family could not use the statutory benefits.

Having carefully studied all the materials provided, I sent motivated appeals to the Commission on juvenile affairs and protection of their rights in Strogino District of Moscow.

Unfortunately, I can not put M. on record for improving living conditions by myself, but the staff of the High Commissioner Office have done everything possible to drive the case of M. from the dead-lock. According to the reply received on 21 March from the Commission on juvenile affairs, the applicant was informed of the services provided by the Center for Family and Childhood Support and how to provide targeted social assistance.

I am sure that children’s services will be more attentive and sensitive to the problems of motherhood and childhood in future.

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Fair trial

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High Commissioner defended the rights of a disabled person

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Protection of migrant workers

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