Russia will appeal the verdict of the ECHR on the illegality of the “law Dima Yakovlev”

Russia will appeal the decision of the European court of human rights (ECHR), which recognized illegal the ban on adoption of Russian children by Americans. About it on air of radio station “Echo of Moscow”, said Deputy head of the Ministry of justice Georgy Matyushkin.

At the same time, the head of the social policy Committee of the Federation Council Valery Ryazansky in an interview with RIA Novosti expressed confidence that Russia ignores the ECHR decision.

“We have the sovereign right to make decisions within the framework of his understanding of how to build inter-state relations in this sensitive humanitarian sphere”, — he said.

According to Ryazan, the closeness of the system of control procedures over the custody of children in the United States does not allow Russia to monitor how full the rights of children, despite the fact that some of them have retained Russian citizenship. As explained by the Senator, with a number of European countries — Italy, Spain, France — agreement on adoption work because they take responsibility for compliance with the procedures of mutual control in the adoption of children.

Earlier on January 17, the ECHR declared illegal the ban on adoptions of Russian orphans by Americans. The court upheld the complaint 45 American applicants who have already started the adoption process at the time of entry into force of the “law of Dima Yakovlev”.

The judges ruled that Russia had violated several articles of the Convention on human rights, in particular those relating to discrimination.

From 1 January 2013 in Russia the law “On measures of influence on persons involved in violation of the rights of citizens of the Russian Federation” (also known as the “law of Dima Yakovlev”, on behalf of the victim of the negligence of an American adoptive parent from Russia). The document in particular stipulates a ban on adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens. The law was a response to the adoption of the US “Act on the rule of law and accountability name of Sergei Magnitsky” providing introduction of sanctions against several Russian officials.