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Putin submits international children's rights documents to parliament

April 13, 2013 at 1:28 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, April 13 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented two international agreements on children's rights to the State Duma for ratification.

The documents -- the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention of the Council of Europe on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse -- both deal with protecting children from exploitation, RIA Novosti reported.

The international non-governmental organization ECPAT, which fights the sexual exploitation of children, has been urging Russia to ratify the two documents, citing United Nations Children's Education Fund estimates there are 80,000 to 130,000 sex trade victims in Moscow -- 20 percent to 25 percent of whom are minors.

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