24 December 2009, Thursday, 14:50

The ombudsman for child rights may appear in Bashkortostan already in January 2010

author: Nikolai Ermolenko

The ombudsman for child rights may appear in Bashkortostan already in January 2010. The law RB “The ombudsman for child rights in Republic of Bashkortostan” was passed at today’s 20th meeting of the State Council RB. Now the document has to be signed by President RB, who introduced this bill to the Republican parliament. It is quite possible that President RB Murtaza Rakhimov will propose a candidature to the post of the ombudsman for child rights at the January session of State Council RB. In accordance with the article 5 of the law any Russian citizen, aged 35, having higher professional education and work experience in sphere of child rights protection and high public authority, may become the ombudsman for child rights. The ombudsman for child rights sends the report concerning observation of child’s rights and liberties in Bashkortostan to President RB and to the State Council RB every year. The ombudsman is appointed to this post by the State Council for the term of five years on introduction by the President RB.