European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)





Academic and professional qualifications

September 1995–June 2000, Bachelor of Laws, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, State University of Moldova, Chişinău, Moldova. Major areas of study: constitutional law, criminal law and criminal procedure, international public law.

August 2000–August 2001, Master of Laws in comparative constitutional law, with additional specialisation in human rights, Legal Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

June 2011–present, Member of the Union of Lawyers (qualified lawyer), Republic of Moldova.

Professional activities

(a)        Current job

Programme Director, Legal Resources Centre of Moldova (LRCM), Chișinău,

Main responsibilities: research (mainly on issues related to the judiciary, legal aid and discrimination, as well as ECHR application in Moldova); advocacy on justice and human rights-related issues and contributions to law-making processes in Moldova; project management and fundraising.

(b)       Relevant previous experience (national level)

1 September 2008–June 2012, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, State University of Moldova,

Courses taught: September 2008–June 2009, Criminal Procedure Law, January 2010–June 2012, International Human Rights Protection.

1 February 2007–31 December 2011, Legal consultant, Public Defender’s Office, Chişinău,

Consultancy services:

January–August 2013, International Labour Organization (ILO), DWT/CO - Budapest.

Elaboration of an ILO study on mechanisms to legislate, prevent, control and sanction the publishing of discriminatory job advertisements in Europe – chapter on Moldova.

16 May–17 November 2012, United Nations Development Programme, Carried out a study on the disciplinary responsibility of judges in Moldova and participated in the working group on drafting the law on the disciplinary responsibility of judges.

1 April–1 May 2009, OSCE Mission to Moldova, drafted the OSCE Trial Monitoring Programme for the Republic of Moldova. Final Report (available at

1 February 2007–present, Soros Foundation – Moldova, Law Program, Consultancy services on legal aid reform in Moldova, including promotion of the public defender model and the piloting of paralegal services.

(c)        Relevant previous experience (international level)

2011–present, Member of the Network Guidance Committee of the Global Legal Empowerment Network, coordinated by Namati –

2010–present, Member of the Steering Group that created the Legal Aid Reformers’ Network,

1 January 2003–31 December 2006, Junior Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative, Budapest, Hungary, Worked on access to justice/legal aid and legal capacity development issues.

Publications and other academic works

Nadejda Hriptievschi and Sorin Hanganu, chapter on Judicial Independence in Moldova, in “Judicial Independence in Tranisition”, Anja Seibert-Fohr (ed.), Max-Plank-Institute, Springer, 2012, pp. 1119-1196.

Martin Gramatikov and Nadejda Hriptievschi, Impact Assessment of the Moldovan Law on State Guaranteed Legal Aid, Soros Foundation-Moldova, 2012, available at: (in Romanian, English copy available upon request).

Nadejda Hriptievschi, chapter on Moldova, in “Effective Criminal Defence in Eastern Europe”, Ed Cape and Zaza Namoradze, 2012, pp. 259-343. The book is also available at

Vladislav Gribincea, Nadejda Hriprievschi and Mariana Chicu, chapter on Moldova, in “The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Central and Eastern Europe”, edited by Leonard Hammer and Frank Emmert, Eleven International Publishing, The Hague, 2012, pp.309-351.

Contributed to several other publications on subjects such as the reform of the judiciary and the criminal justice system in Moldova.

Language skills

Romanian – mother tongue
English – fluent
Russian – fluent speaking and understanding, upper intermediate written

Other relevant information

1 August 2009–31 July 2010; 1 August –31 December 2010 – Academic Fellowship Program, Higher Education Support Program, Open Society Institute,

5 June–10 July 2009, The John Smith Memorial Trust, 2009 Fellowship Programme, United Kingdom,