Improvement of the draft Code of Ethics for prosecutors of the Republic of Moldova
In the framework of the EU-funded and Council of Europe-implemented “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova”, a seminar on the draft Code of Ethics for Prosecutors of the Republic of Moldova was organised, on 27 July 2011, in Chisinau, Moldova.
The seminar was aimed at having an interactive discussion on the particular provisions of the Code of Ethics in the light of the opinions and recommendations submitted to the General Prosecutor’s Office by the Council of Europe expert and at formulating concrete proposals as to the improvement of the Code and bringing it in line with the European standards. Participants made an analysis of the draft Code in an article-by-article manner, paying particular attention to the most important issues of the Code such as ethical principles of prosecutors, disciplinary responsibility of prosecutors, commitment to human rights etc., as well as the inclusion of several provisions which are missing.
EU funded project supported the elaboration of the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual new webpage
Chisinau, 25 July 2011 – The Coordinating Council of Audiovisual (CCA) of the Republic of Moldova launched today its improved official webpage www.cca.md, redesigned to ensure transparency on the mission and activities of the institution. The site is elaborated with the support of the Joint Programme between Council of Europe and European Union “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova”.
Ms. Eridana Çano, Programme Manager of “Democracy Support Programme” stated that “…during its course of implementation, the Joint Programme has aimed at promoting freedom and pluralism of the media in Moldova, in particular through advancing the independence of CCA, an important actor and the national broadcasting regulatory authority.”
Recommendations how to improve the probation system in the Republic of Moldova
In the framework of the EU-funded and Council of Europe-implemented "Democracy Support Programme in Moldova", a roundtable on the presentation and discussion of the evaluation report on the probation system in the Republic of Moldova was organized in Chisinau, on 4 July 2011.
The roundtable aimed at presenting the draft Report on the probation system in the Republic of Moldova, prepared by CoE experts, following their assessment visit. In addition, it aimed at providing the opportunity to Moldovan counterparts involved in the process to assess the compliance of Moldovan Law on Probation with European standards and the efficiency of the current implementation of probation in Moldova. Council of Europe experts presented the assessment’s findings paying a particular attention at the drawbacks of the Moldovan probation system and practices and ways to overcome them as well as possible future actions to improve implementation of probation in Moldova.
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The promotion of the rights of the persons with disabilities in Moldova and the European standards applied
The Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” in collaboration with Centre for Human Rights in Moldova and “Humanitas” Association organised a roundtable on “Strategies of the new policy on persons with disabilities” which was held on 11 July 2011 in Chisinau, Moldova.
This event is part of a series of activities dedicated to promotion of rights of persons with disabilities that will be taking place not only in the capital by also in other cities during the month of July 2011. The aim of this activity was to enable a wide range of actors to discuss with CoE experts coming from the Greek Ombudsman Institution, on different aspects of prioritisation of the national policy on prevention of exclusion of persons with disabilities. The participants have discussed topics such as: partnership’s role in promoting human rights for persons with disabilities and their families; necessary actions for improvement of situations of persons with mental disabilities and their families; measures and recommendations on national and European level concerning combating the poverty of persons with mental disabilities and their families; role of NGOs in promoting and implementing the policies on prevention of social exclusion and others.
The third Steering Committee Meeting of the Joint Programme CoE/EU “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova"
Chisinau, 29 June 2011 – The Joint Programme between Council of Europe and European Union “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” held the third Steering Committee meeting in Chisinau, Moldova.
In the opening speeches of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Ms. Natalia Gherman and Ambassador Dirk Schübel, Head of the European Delegation to Moldova it was strongly highlighted the need for comprehensive reforms in Moldova in compliance with EU standards that will pave the way towards European integration. The valuable support and expertise provided in the framework the Joint Progamme in a number of crucial reforms tackling judicial sector, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Parliament, etc., was highly praised.
The Minister of Justice, Mr. Oleg Efrim reiterated the fact that thanks to the prompt assistance of the Joint Programme, the Ministry of Justice has successfully started up a complex process on the drafting of the Strategy for Justice Sector Reform. In addition, assistance will be provided to the working groups that are currently working on amendments and draft laws for the judicial reform, prosecutorial reform and criminal procedure reform.