Training courses for lawyers and human right defenders
On 9,10 and 16 July 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)” were organised training courses for lawyers and human rights defenders on the following topics: “Discrimination on the grounds of mental health”; “Discrimination in access to education - theoretical and practical aspects” and “Right to education - a fundamental human right. Access to education of persons with disabilities and preventing discrimination”.
The training courses were attended by lawyers, intern lawyers, one Ombudsman, also representatives of: NGOs, Ombudsman office, local public authorities, etc. There were addressed both theoretical and practical aspects in terms of discrimination, thus participants have obtained new knowledge and useful information for their professional activity.
PACE President reminds the Republic of Moldova that the monitoring procedure is here to help
At the end of an official visit to the Republic of Moldova from 16-18 July, Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), praised the country for its commitment to comply with Council of Europe standards and encouraged its authorities to continue its reform process. She stressed the good cooperation of the Republic of Moldova with the Council of Europe as well as the commitment of its parliamentary delegation to PACE and encouraged them to continue their good work.
Recruitment of a National Consultant to support revision of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) 2004 – 2008/ 2011-2014 and development of amendments to NHRAP 2011-2014.
The Council of Europe Office in the Republic of Moldova in the framework of the Project “Support to a coherent national implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova” announces the recruitment of a National Consultant to support revision of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) 2004 – 2008/ 2011-2014 and development of amendments to NHRAP 2011-2014.
Workshop on case management on discrimination matters by human rights institutions for the staff of Moldovan Ombudsman Institution (01 July 2014, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 15 participants, 1 CoE Expert)
The activity was a follow up to the training seminar carried out on 14-15 May and focused on discussing practical aspects of examination of discrimination cases. The training comprised five sessions which focused on: main concepts that should be taken into consideration when dealing with discrimination cases; how the European Court of Justice and the ECtHR analyse discrimination cases; discrimination cases addressed at national level by human rights institutions and essential elements to be considered when investigating and analysing complaints of discrimination.
The participants learned to better understand how to examine and investigate a discrimination case on a practical level. The knowledge gathered will also help the participants to detect elements of discrimination in complaints lodged with the Ombudsman Institution.
ECRI calls for timely action against political parties that promote racism
Strasbourg, 10.07.2014 - The Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its annual report, calling for timely action against extremist organisations that promote racism to avoid an escalation of violence and related criminal activities.
ECRI noted a surge in support for aggressive nationalist and populist xenophobic parties and the persistence of fascist World War II nostalgia in several member states.