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Report on visit to the Republic of Moldova

Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to the Republic of Moldova, from 4 to 7 March 2013 Read the report

Judicial reform needs to be accelerated in the Republic of Moldova

[Strasbourg, 30/09/2013 9:30] - "The on-going reform of the judiciary in the Republic of Moldova should lead towards an independent, impartial and effective justice system able to improve human rights protection," said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report on his visit to the Republic of Moldova carried out from 4 to 7 March 2013. The Justice...

Concerted efforts are needed to achieve progress on human rights protection in the Republic of Moldova

[08/3/2013 12:00] "The Republic of Moldova needs to continue its efforts to strengthen the independence, integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, while placing human rights at the forefront of ongoing reforms", said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of his four-day visit in the country. "The National Human Rights Action Plan is a positive...

Sustained efforts needed to ensure effective protection of human rights of the persons living in the Transnistrian region

Chisinau, 18/01/12 – The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg has carried out his first ever visit to the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova. The purpose was to discuss with the de facto authorities, including the new leader Yevgeny Shevchuk, and representatives of the human rights structures pressing issues affecting the protection of the rights of the...

"Republic of Moldova: “Impunity remains a major concern"

Strasbourg, 11/01/12 – "Addressing the remaining human rights consequences of the violent events of April 2009 is a pressing need for Republic of Moldova. Concrete and resolute action should be taken to bring to trial those responsible for illegal acts during that period, and reforms should be pursued to prevent such violations from occurring in the future", said the Council of Europe...

Moldova: time has come to strengthen protection of the rights of people with disabilities, Roma and other vulnerable groups

Chisinau, 21/10/11 – "A prompt adoption of a comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation will be an important step towards a more effective protection of the rights of the vulnerable groups in Moldova", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of a three-day visit to Moldova. "It should be accompanied by an education and public awareness campaign to ensure efficient...

Letter to the Prime Minister of Moldova

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Vlad Filat, Prime Minister of Moldova CommDH(2012)3 / 11 January 2012 Reply from Mr Vlad Filat, Prime Minister of Moldova, to the letter of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2012)6 / 11 January 2012

Moldova: “Ill-treatment and police brutality should be stamped out” says Commissioner Hammarberg in his report

Strasbourg, 17.07.2009 – "The violations of the prohibition against ill-treatment, which surfaced so acutely after the post-electoral demonstrations of 6-7 April, must be tackled head-on to restore a climate of confidence. Decisive action should be taken to enforce a firm attitude of ‘zero tolerance' of ill-treatment throughout the criminal justice system" said the Council of Europe's...

Report on visit to Moldova

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe following his visit to Moldova (25-28 April 2009) CommDH(2009)27 / 17 July 2009

Human rights were violated in Moldova, concludes Commissioner Hammarberg

Strasbourg, 28.04.2009 - More than three hundred persons were arrested in Chisinau, Moldova, in connection with the post-electoral demonstrations in early April. A significant number of them were subjected to ill-treatment by the police, some of which was severe. This was the conclusion of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, after a visit in the Moldovan...
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