The head of the HRC proposed to revise the "law of Dima Yakovlev"
The head of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov said that it is necessary to revise the "Law of Dima Yakovlev" in some of the problems of adoption, However, for the complete abolition of the necessary steps from US.
"The law of Dima Yakovlev ", prohibiting the adoption of Russian children by American residents, was passed by the Parliament exactly 5 years ago on 21 December 2012.. It was a response to American "Magnitsky act" and was named for the two-year boy from Russia Dima Yakovlev who died in 2008 in the US after the fact, as the foster father left him all day in the car in the sun. The law came into force on 1 January 2013.
"I think this Law should be reviewed and, most importantly, on issues of adoption, taking into account the interests of children. It must be said that in our country in matters of adoption, progress has been made, but not by prohibitions, and by a comprehensive programme of support to children-orphans ",