Curfew for minors legalized in Belarus

"Curfew" for minors legalized in BelarusCouncil of the Republic approved the amendments to some laws on the prevention of child neglect and juvenile delinquency.

Approved the bill establishes the duty of parents (or guardians) to accompany children under 16 years of age, from 23.00 to 6.00 am outside the home, or provide them with support by the citizens, "Interfax".

The document states that "minors under the age of 16 years who are in the period from 23.00 to 6.00 without parents or guardians, or unaccompanied on behalf of other adult citizens are to be transferred to parents, guardians or trustees, or on their behalf , other adult citizens. " This sets the procedure for the transfer of children to parents and guardians, or in social and educational centers. It is assumed that in these centers will work night duty social worker, who will accept the child if it was not possible to identify and track down his parents.

The bill also sets out the responsibilities of parents, guardians and trustees for breach of duty to support or escort minors at night.

As explained earlier, Deputy Chairman of the National Security of the "house of representatives" Anatol Wańkowicz, the first time for such an offense may be given a warning or fined up to 2 base units (Br100 thousand). Repeated violations of the value of the fine will increase to five basic values.

He assured that "in each case is proceeding, does not mean that all children will be seized and sent to institutions." According to the "deputy", "if the parents were contacted and found that they know where their child is that he stayed for some reason, no one will apply punitive measures, but on the contrary, the child will even help to get home."

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