MOSCOW, August 14 (RAPSI) – The number of applications concerning protection of family, motherhood, fatherhood and childhood rights filed with the Office of Russia’s High Commissioner of Human Rights in the first half of 2020 increased twice as compared to the same period of the previous year, federal ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova said during the Rights and Responsibility of Fathers roundtable on Friday.

According to Moskalkova, 1,579 complaints on this matter were submitted in the first six month of 2018, 1,866 complaints in the same period of 2019. In 2020, the number of applications doubled.

Also, the rights commissioner announced main complaints of divorced couples filed the first six months of 2020. They include alimentary obligations, communication with their children, deprivation of paternal rights and determination of custody and access applications.