Seminar tematic pentru avocaţi şi activişti pentru drepturile omului
Programul Comun al Consiliului Europei şi Uniunii Europene “Consolidarea capacităţii avocaţilor şi activiştilor în domeniul drepturilor omului pentru aplicarea pe plan naţional a Convenţiei Europene pentru Drepturile Omului şi a Cartei Sociale Europene (Revizuite)” organizează un seminar tematic pe tema : „Vorbele de ură, discriminarea și libertatea de opinie și exprimare”.
Seminarul tematic va avea loc pe data de 20 noiembrie curent la Leogrand Hotel, Sala Nistru (Chişinău, Mitropolit Varlaam, 77) începând cu ora 9:00 până la 17:30.
Persoanele interesate să participe la acest seminar tematic urmează să expedieze solicitarea de participare cu indicare activității pe care o desfășoară la adresa
până la 19 noiembrie 2014.
PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to the Republic of Moldova
Chisinau, 6 November 2014. “European integration or closer relations with the Customs’ Union - this is the key issue of the election campaign”, declared the delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in a pre-electoral mission to the Republic of Moldova on 5-6 November, to assess the election campaign and political climate prior to the parliamentary elections on 30 November 2014.
The delegation notes that, in general, the election campaign is calm and the political parties and the candidates have the possibility to conduct it freely. A number of interlocutors expressed the voters’ concern with regard to the following issues: unemployment, pensions, health care system and education. Some interlocutors described cases of misuse of administrative resources and vote buying. The delegation was also informed of limited cases of religious representatives becoming involved in the election campaign in support of certain political parties. In this regard, the delegation recalls the principles of respect of the separation between church and state in a democracy.
The Electoral Code of the Republic of Moldova provides a good basis for the conduct of democratic elections. The delegation underlines that the key challenge for the conduct of genuinely democratic elections remains the exercise of political will by parties to uphold the letter and the spirit of the law, and to implement it fully and effectively. The recent amendments to the election legislation increased the electoral threshold, contrary to the Venice Commission recommendations. The PACE delegation recalls that discussions about electoral reform were to be expected. The electoral reform should be conducted on the basis of a large consensus among the main political parties, and well in advance of the election.
Curs de instruire pentru avocaţi şi activişti pentru drepturile omului
Programul Comun al Consiliului Europei şi Uniunii Europene “Consolidarea capacităţii avocaţilor şi activiştilor în domeniul drepturilor omului pentru aplicarea pe plan naţional a Convenţiei Europene pentru Drepturile Omului şi a Cartei Sociale Europene (Revizuite)” organizează un curs de instruire pe tema : „Dreptul la educaţie-drept fundamental al omului. Accesul la educaţie al persoanelor cu dizabilități şi prevenirea discriminării”.
Cursul de instruire va avea loc pe data de 18 noiembrie curent la Summit Events, Sala Roșie (Chişinău, Tighina, 49/3) începând cu ora 8:45 până la 17:15.
Training on healthcare in prisons for penitentiary and civil sector staff
On 16-17 October 2014 the Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) programme organised a training on “Healthcare in prisons” for the representatives of penitentiary institutions, TB coordinators from the civil sector, as well as representatives of NGOs working in the field of TB/HIV treatment and control in prisons from both banks of the river Nistru/Dniester.
The aim of the training was to raise the participants’ awareness of European standards in health care and medical ethics in places of detention, and their practical application in medical care of infectious diseases and mental health of prisoners.
Thematic seminar for lawyers and human right defenders
On 30 October 2014 in the framework of the Joint Programme between The Council of Europe and European Union “Strengthening the capacity of lawyers and human rights defenders for domestic application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and of the Revised European Social Charter (RESC)” was organized thematic seminar for lawyers and human rights defenders on the following topic: “Burden of proof in discrimination cases. Reasonable accommodation”.
The thematic seminar was attended by lawyers, intern lawyers, also representatives of: NGOs, Ombudsman office, etc. There were addressed both theoretical and practical aspects in terms of discrimination, burden of proof in discrimination cases and reasonable accommodation thus participants have obtained new knowledge and useful information for their professional activity.