Catalogue by countries / Abandoned to the state. Cruelty and neglect in Russian orphanages

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-PRACTICE RUS-001(FL)
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Title Abandoned to the state. Cruelty and neglect in Russian orphanages
Author Human Rights Watch
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Date published/issue 12-00-1998
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Human Rights Warch http://www.hrw.org/
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Page 133
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ISBN 1-56432191-6
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Document description Report
Country concerned
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Abandon-cause
Conv-crc-implement
Child-health-info
Institution-child
Orphan
Abandonment
Neglect
Free text In this report available at http://www.hrw.org/reports98/russia2 Human Rights Watch documented the treatment of the abandoned children in the Russian orphanages. The authors show how in Russian orphanages, thousands of children are exposed to appalling levels of cruelty and neglect by the institution staff. From the moment the state assumes their care, "orphans" in Russia, 95 percent of whom have at least one living parent, are shockingly mistreated. Infants classified as disabled are segregated in "lying-down" rooms, where they are changed and fed, but bereft of stimulation and essential medical care. Those who are officially diagnosed as "imbeciles" or "idiots" at age four are condemned to life in little more than a warehouse, where they may be restrained in cloth sacks, tethered by a limb to furniture, denied stimulation, training, and education. These children suffer a lifelong stigma that robs them of fundamental economic, social, civil and political rights guaranteed by international treaties. (adapted from publishers web site http://www.hrw.org/children/abandoned.htm)

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