Third Round Report on Compliance by the Republic of Moldova with GRECO recommendations
Strasbourg: 03.04.2013 - Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) made public its Report on Compliance by the Republic of Moldova with GRECO recommendations. The Compliance Report assesses the measures taken by the Moldovan authorities to implement the 17 recommendations which cover two themes: incrimination of corruption and transparency of party funding.
The report was adopted by GRECO at its 59th Plenary Meeting during 18-22 March 2013. The report is available in English and French.
Workshop on “Pharmacotherapy with Methadone – a case management approach”
A workshop on “Pharmacotherapy with Methadone – a case management approach” will take place at IT Relax hotel complex in Vadul lui Voda (close to Chisinau) on 15-17 April, 2013. The event is organised jointly by the Council of Europe Pompidou Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The purpose of the workshop is to develop an evidence-based case management approach towards effective treatment for drug dependent patients who undergo methadone treatment. Experts on Methadone treatment are invited to share their experience with colleagues from different professional backgrounds: doctors psychologists and social workers. The workshop is part of a national effort to improve Methadone treatment in Moldova. The working language will be in Russian (all three days), and English (during the first day).
Concerted efforts are needed to achieve progress on human rights protection in the Republic of Moldova
Chisinau, 8/3/2013 - "The Republic of Moldova needs to continue its efforts to strengthen the independence, integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, while placing human rights at the forefront of ongoing reforms", said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of his four-day visit in the country.
"The National Human Rights Action Plan is a positive step, but there is a need to ensure better communication about it, both internally and externally. It is also important to clearly define priorities - such as anti-discrimination and justice sector reform - and to involve civil society in the process of monitoring implementation".
The Commissioner calls for more efforts to ensure that the selection, appointment and promotion of judges are based on merit. “A credible and competent disciplinary mechanism is of key importance for promoting the integrity and impartiality of judges and increasing public trust in the judiciary”.
Jean-Claude Mignon: "The promise to end violence against women is a commitment which must be honoured"
Strasbourg, 05.03.2013 – In the run-up to International Women’s Day, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Jean-Claude Mignon, has issued the following declaration:
“8 March is an auspicious annual occasion for all those involved in promoting women’s rights. This year the event will have the theme of ‘A Promise is a Promise: Time to Act to End Violence against Women’.
The Council of Europe has a major instrument at its disposal, namely the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention. This is the first binding text combining all the necessary ingredients: preventing violence, protecting victims, prosecuting those responsible and implementing integrated policies.