Deprivation of parental rights through the prism of appeal



The article raises the question of the application to parents of extreme measures of family legal responsibility-deprivation of parental rights. Turning to the constitutional status of the family in the Russian Federation, determining the policy of the state, the authors show the fundamental importance of the family and the role of parents in the upbringing of children. Arguing over the nature of their freedom to act in the performance of their child-rearing duties, the authors analyze the legislative prohibitions that restrict such freedom in cases where the latter begin to act contrary to the interests of the child. The purpose and the closed list of the bases for application of a punishment measure in the form of deprivation of parental rights (Art. 69 of the RF IC) is opened, it is specified on their detailed explanations by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Familiarization with them shows the complexity and ambiguity in the assessment of the same circumstances that lead various courts to diametrically opposed decisions on the possibility of deprivation of parental rights. The analysis of the regional judicial practice allowed the authors to look at the problem through the eyes of the court of appeal, as well as to summarize and formulate the grounds that formed the basis of the appellate rulings that overturn the decisions of lower courts on the issue under consideration.

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Keywords: child, parents, family, society, interests of the child, protection of the rights of the child, family trouble, abuse of parental rights, deprivation of parental rights, court of appeal.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Koval N.V., Zenkin A.N. Deprivation of parental rights through the prism of appeal [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2018. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 44–54. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2018080405. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Natalya V. Koval, PhD in Law, Dean of the Faculty of Professional Retraining and Advanced Training, University of Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Artur N. Zenkin, PhD in Law, Associate Professor, Professor, Tula State Pedagogical University Named After. L. N. Tolstoy, Tula, Russia, e-mail:



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