The draft law on the imprisonment of one of the parents for refusal to transfer the child to the other parent by a court decision requires preliminary discussion before being submitted to parliament. Olga Okuneva (United Russia), First Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children, said this to the Moscow City News Agency, commenting on the document developed by the Ministry of Justice.
“It’s probably too early to speak about the idea of introducing such a norm. Such bills, of course, must be discussed in advance, considered, and then they are either introduced or not introduced as bills,”said Okuneva.
She added that responsibility must correspond to the nature of the crime, the degree of public danger, and the identity of the perpetrator. “We must always correlate (punishment - comment of the Agency“Moscow”) with human behavior, while always remembering, if it concerns family and children, then, as people say, measure 100 times - cut once,” the deputy noted.
Earlier, Izvestia reported that the Ministry of Justice has developed a bill proposing to introduce a criminal penalty of up to one year in prison for a parent who refuses to comply with a court decision on transferring a child to another parent. It is noted that it is proposed to punish this way if a person was twice fined for failure to comply with a court decision. The prison term can be replaced with a fine of up to 50 thousand rubles, compulsory labor up to 240 hours, or correctional labor for up to a year.