The message reads, in part:
“Your regular and productive meetings are evidence of the active work by commissioners, the relevance of the topics discussed, and the special attention given to them by Russian society – after all, you are responsible for many issues pertaining to protecting the rights and lawful interests of children and promoting family values.
The work of children’s rights commissioners requires not just professional expertise, but also the highest moral qualities: first and foremost, children require human care, sensitivity and understanding. You must carefully monitor the situation, reacting swiftly to any violations of the rights of minors. You must also strengthen cooperation with state authorities, public and volunteer organisations, and the media.”