Seminar for the staff of the Moldovan Constitutional Court on Protection of personal data through the right to respect for private and family life (19 August, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 16 participants, 2 CoE Consultants)
The seminar was the first event in a series of capacity building activities for the staff of the Moldovan Constitutional Court designed to address several topics of the most actual aspects of the activity of the Constitutional Court. The seminar was held in a very interactive manner, the Consultants used such important tools in for teaching this topic as the Council of Europe’s Handbook No 1, “A guide to the implementation of Article 8 of the ECHR” and ECtHR’ factsheets “Protection of personal data” and “New technologies”. Also extensive reference to the ECtHR jurisprudence was made and case studies used. Whilst the participants were mostly experienced lawyers and already had an understanding of the Convention and the jurisprudence this workshop provided a real step up in understanding of Article 8 and data protection.
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Study visit of judges and prosecutors of the Republic of Moldova to the Council of Europe
(8 – 10 July, Strasbourg, France, 18 participants)
The study visit was organised with the purpose to familiarise the judges and prosecutors with the mandate and activity of the most important and relevant for their daily activity institutions of the Council of Europe, such as European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, European Committee of Social Rights, European Commission for Democracy through Law, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Consultative Council of European Judges and Consultative Council of European Prosecutors, European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice etc. A very important part of the visit were the meetings with the judge of the European Court of Human Rights elected in respect of the Republic of Moldova, as well as with the Moldovan lawyers at the ECtHR Registry dedicated to discussions on the most important cases against the Republic of Moldova, as well as the procedures before the Court, admissibility criteria etc. Another very important point of the agenda was the meeting with the representative of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
Stoparea violenței împotriva femeilor trebuie sa devină prioritate principală
Strasbourg, 29.07.2014 – "Convenția de la Istanbul", un tratat de referință al Consiliului Europei dedicat prevenirii și combaterii violenței împotriva femeilor și violenței domestice, va intra în vigoare la 1 august. Este un moment foarte oportun. Violența împotriva femeilor rămâne una din cele mai răspândite forme de încălcare a drepturilor omului care are loc zilnic în Europa; violența din partea unui partener intim se numără rintre cauzele principale ale decesului care nu este cauzat de un accident, traumelor sau disabilității în rândul femeilor. Această situație tragică are la bază o varietate de motive sociale, economice și culturale, însă cauza principală rămâne inegalitatea flagrantă dintre femei și bărbați. Convenția deține potențialul de a deveni un lider puternic în realizarea progresului privind această problemă stringentă din domeniul drepturilor omului", a declarat Nils Muižnieks, Comisarul pentru Drepturile Omului al Consiliului Europei, în Comentariul privind Drepturile Omului publicat astăzi.
Workshop on Discrimination Cases Management by human rights institutions (1 July 2014, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 20 participants, 1 CoE Consultant)
The workshop was the continuation of the previous activity dedicated to the topic of non-discrimination. This event was designed in a very practical manner with the view to deliver to the audience examples best practices of examination of cases of discrimination by various competent bodies. In particular the international Consultant focused on such aspects as the key concepts that need to be considered when dealing with discrimination matters; elements to be considered when investigating and analysing complaints of discrimination; how discrimination cases are addressed at national level by human rights institutions (cases dealt by the equality body in Romania); procedures under ECJ and the ECHR on discrimination cases etc.
The participants improved their knowledge of the best European practices of non-discrimination and will be able to use it in their daily work.
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Call for expression of interest:
Recruitment of a qualified national electoral expert for the ”Council of Europe Programme of assistance ahead of parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova”.
The Council of Europe is looking for a qualified national electoral expert to contribute to the overall implementation of its ”Programme of assistance ahead of parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova” scheduled for 30 November 2014. The expert is expected to start on 1st September until 31 December 2014.
To apply please send your detailed CV and motivation letter to:
with the reference “Election Expert Moldova”. Deadline for applications: Friday 1st August 2014.