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May 20, 2022
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Parents going to work abroad are duty-bound to notify authorities 40 days earlier

The Deputies on Tuesday approved a draft law on protecting and promoting children’s rights. The novelty of the norm-setting document consists in the fact that parents who go to work abroad are duty-bound to notify the authorities 40 days earlier and to designate the person who will take care of the child. The Chamber of Deputies approved the draft law mentioned above by a vote of 322 to one and one abstention. Secretary of State in the Ministry of Labour Codrin Scutaru told the plenum that the draft law on amending and supplementing Law No 272/2004 on protecting and promoting children’s rights introduced a number of new elements that ‘should underlie professionals making decisions on the child, with emphasis on the child’s superior interest.’ He explained that this new draft of a norm-setting document introduced provisions meant to ensure proper protection of the children whose parents went to work abroad. The Chamber of Deputies is the decision-making body in the case of the draft law on amending and supplementing Law No 272/2004 on protecting and promoting children’s rights. The plenum of the Senate approved the above-mentioned norm-setting document on June 10.

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