Missions to the Czech Republic, Hungary Poland, Romania and Slovakia
Commissioner urges more coordinated efforts by all member states to meet the humanitarian needs and protect the human rights of people fleeing the war in Ukraine
“All member states should strengthen their efforts to coordinate – both at domestic and European levels – and scale up support for the response to the humanitarian and human rights needs of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. Medium and long-term planning is urgently needed to ensure...
Mission to the Republic of Moldova
More support urgently needed to assist people fleeing the war in Ukraine and countries of arrival, in particular the Republic of Moldova
“Beyond the prompt humanitarian response already provided by European states to people fleeing the war in Ukraine, more support is urgently needed to protect their human rights and to support countries of arrival, in particular the Republic of Moldova”, said today the Council of Europe...
Third party intervention
Commissioner publishes observations on the human rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities
Today the Commissioner published her written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights concerning the case of Clipea and Iapara v. the Republic of Moldova, which relates to alleged human rights violations committed in connection with the applicants’ stay in a psychiatric...
Country visit report
The Republic of Moldova should ratify the Istanbul Convention, improve its response to hate speech and advance access to quality healthcare, affordable housing and social inclusion for all
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published today a report on her visit to the Republic of Moldova in March this year – which included travel to Comrat (Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia) and Tiraspol - with recommendations on violence against women and...
The Republic of Moldova should ratify the Istanbul Convention, strengthen protection against hate speech and improve access to quality healthcare and social housing
“The Republic of Moldova has made commendable progress in aligning its legislation on women’s rights and domestic violence with international standards and worked gradually to strengthen its implementation on many levels. A speedy ratification of the Istanbul Convention will send a strong message...
Republic of Moldova: important advances on addressing domestic violence, but more progress needed in justice reform
“Despite the reforms undertaken to date, further sustained efforts are needed in order to address deficiencies in the justice sector, strengthen the judiciary’s efficiency and impartiality, and restore public trust. In contrast, I was heartened to learn about progress achieved with regard to the...
Country visit report
Judicial reform needs to be accelerated in the Republic of Moldova
"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...
Concerted efforts are needed to achieve progress on human rights protection in the Republic of Moldova
"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...
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...
"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...
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* On 16 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers adopted a decision by which the Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe, after 26 years of membership.
** All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.