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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of December 27, 2018 No. 501-FZ

About Ombudsmen for Children in the Russian Federation

Accepted by the State Duma on December 19, 2018

Approved by the Federation Council on December 21, 2018

Article 1. General provisions

This Federal Law determines features of legal status, the main objectives and powers of the Comissioner for the President of the Russian Federation by the child's rights (further - the Representative), and also bases of legal status of Ombudsmen for Children in subjects of the Russian Federation.

Article 2. Activities of the Representative

1. Activities of the Representative are aimed at providing guarantees of the state protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children, realization and observance of the rights and legitimate interests of children by state bodies, local government bodies and officials.

2. The representative helps:

1) to recovery of the violated the rights and legitimate interests of children;

2) to enhancement of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the part concerning protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children;

3) to development of international cooperation in the field of protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children;

4) to enhancement of forms and methods of protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children.

3. Activities of the Representative supplement the existing remedies of the rights and legitimate interests of children, do not cancel powers of the state bodies providing protection and recovery violated the rights and legitimate interests of children, and do not involve review of such powers.

Article 3. Position assignment of the Representative. Termination of powers of the Representative

1. The representative is appointed to position by the President of the Russian Federation for a period of five years. The same person cannot be appointed the Representative more than to two terms in a row.

2. Powers of the Representative can be ahead of schedule stopped according to the decision of the President of the Russian Federation.

Article 4. Requirements to the Representative

1. The representative the citizen of the Russian Federation not younger thirty years, the higher education and the work experience having faultless reputation, having on realization and protection of the rights and the legitimate interests of children, recovery violated the rights and legitimate interests of children or experience of human rights activities can be appointed.

2. The representative cannot be the member of the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the deputy of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the deputy of legislative (representative) public authority of the subject of the Russian Federation, the member of political party or other public association pursuing political goals, to be engaged in other paid activities, except for teaching, scientific and other creative activities.

3. Requirements, the restrictions and prohibitions established by the Federal Law of December 25, 2008 No. 273-FZ "About anti-corruption" concerning persons replacing the state positions of the Russian Federation extend to the Representative.

4. The representative shall stop activities, incompatible with its status, within fourteen days from the date of position assignment.

Article 5. Main objectives of the Representative

The main objectives of the Representative are:

1) ensuring protection of the rights and legitimate interests of the children who are citizens of the Russian Federation, in the territory of the Russian Federation and in the territories of foreign states, the children who are foreign citizens or stateless persons, in the territory of the Russian Federation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and international treaties of the Russian Federation;

2) assistance to forming and effective functioning of the state system of ensuring realization, observance and protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children by state bodies, local government bodies and officials;

3) monitoring and efficiency analysis of functioning of mechanisms of realization, observance and protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children the federal executive bodies, public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, local government bodies, the educational and medical organizations, the organizations rendering social and other services to children and the families having children and officials;

4) participation in forming and realization of single state policy in the field of providing and protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children, including participation in activities of the coordinating bodies created for the purpose of realization of the specified state policy and also preparation and the direction to the President of the Russian Federation and in the Government of the Russian Federation of relevant proposals;

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