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Human rights official: Dima Yakovlev adoption law may be revised after ECHR decision

January 17, 2017

MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. The decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the Dima Yakovlev law, which bans US citizens from adopting Russian children, may be a reason for Moscow to overhaul it, but if there is a good will of the US, the head of Russia’s presidential human rights council, Mikhail Fedotov, told TASS. "The ECHR decision on the Dima Yakovlev Law is an excellent reason to revise it. But we won’t forget that it was passed in response to the unfriendly US steps and the law was an answer to the US so-called Magnitsky Act," Fedotov said. The human rights official noted that during the discussion on the Dima Yakovlev law...

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