Russian Human Rights Commissioner calls for domestic violence prevention law
MOSCOW, November 10 (RAPSI) - Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova has spoken in favor of drafting and adopting a law on prevention of domestic violence, according to the statement released on the ombudsman’s website.
Currently, there is no legislation on family violence prevention in Russia. This matter is under discussion for a long time, Moskalkova has said during an interregional human rights forum in the city of Arkhangelsk.
Russia’s Ombudsman has visited a center for delivery of care to women being victims of domestic abuse in Arkhangelsk. She noted that this experiment of the Arkhangelsk region would be worthwhile for law-making.
Moreover, experience on social adaptation of former convicts accumulated in the region is also worth noticing, Moskalkova added.
The institute of human rights ombudsman is a government body involved in protection and promotion of rights and freedoms, and competent legal assistance. Moskalkova was appointed as Russia’s human rights commissioner in April 2016.