MOSCOW, August 16 (RAPSI) - Children's rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova has proposed to create a commission specializing in the return of Russian minors from crisis areas, according to the statement on the ombudsman’s official website.
The specialized commission will particularly address such issues as children’s identification, their return from the countries at war and social adaptation, Kuznetsova said during the meeting with representatives of Iraq and Syria embassies and Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
Office of the children’s rights ombudsman has collected information on 350 cases of illegal taking of minors abroad, mainly in Iraq and Syria. This information has been forwarded to the Russian Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry. The number of requests for the return of children submitted to Kuznetsova significantly increased recently in connection with cleaning out areas controlled by terrorists, the statement reads.
Kuznetsova also suggested to establish a unified register of children taken out of the country.