ROC called for an end check parents for a harmless punishment

A fragment of a painting by Giotto di Bondone “massacre of the innocents”

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has offered to withdraw from administrative and criminal liability against parents, moderately punishing their children. This was stated by the Secretary of the Chairman of the Patriarchal Commission on family matters, protection of motherhood and childhood Ekaterina Chistyakova, reports on Friday, February 3, “Interfax”.

“Often to family interference relates to the use of conscientious parents is not dangerous to children punishments they face administrative and criminal liability. You want to centrally change a practice that parents were persecuted for drunkenness or assault, but not pursued for a moderate punishment,” — said Chistyakov.

According to the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, check on the occasion of harmless punishment because “they ignore the presumption of good faith of the parents”. Chistyakov suggested that this is contrary to the Constitution and the fundamental principles of family law.

February 2 member of Council of Federation Elena Mizulina, a former Chairman of the Duma Committee on family, women and children spoke against punishing the parents for spanking and cuffs. The Senator was not called to abandon the administrative responsibility in such cases.

On 27 January the state Duma adopted the law on decriminalization of family violence, 1 February it was approved by the Federation Council. Beatings inflicted by loved ones, will be considered administrative, not criminal charges. In the case of relapses during the year the offender is subject to criminal liability.