Supreme Court recommends depriving parents who involve children in sects of their rights

RIA Novosti (14.11.2017) – | – The Russian Supreme Court confirmed a recommendation to abridge the parental rights of people who involve children in sects, extremist organizations, or terrorist organizations, RIA Novosti was told in the court’s press service.

The plenum of the Supreme Court confirmed an order about resolving disputes connected with the protection of the rights and legal interests of a child. It notes that when parental rights are abused, courts may abridge those rights.

“It should be understood that it is an abuse of parental rights to use these rights to the detriment of the interests of children, for example, creating hindrances to education; involving them in gambling; or encouraging vagrancy, theft, prostitution, use of alcoholic beverages, drugs, or psychotropic substances, or potentially dangerous psychoactive or intoxicating substances,” the plenum notes.

The order also indicates that it is abuse of rights to involve a child “in the activity of a public or religious association or other organization with regard to which a court decision has taken effect regarding the liquidation or ban of its activity” in accordance with the laws “On combating extremist activity” and “On combating terrorism.” (tr. by PDS, posted 14 November 2017).


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