The Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM), thanks to the support provided by the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Sida), carries out a monitoring of the respect for the rights of people with mental and intellectual health in psychiatric facilities, training and strategic litigation.
The UN Committee against Torture recommended to the Republic of Moldova to train the police, prosecutors, judges and all the staff involved in providing health services in the methods of interaction with people with mental/psychosocial disabilities and efficient investigation and documentation of torture and of inhuman and degrading treatment.
During the monitoring of psychiatric/psycho-neurological facilities, IDOM flagged the gaps in the management of cases involving people with mental/intellectual disabilities in Cocieri psycho-neurological boarding (social) house. In view of capacitating the law enforcement, on 25 May 2018, IDOM organized a joint workshop for the police, prosecutors and staff of Cocieri Social House. The event took place at the Mayor’s Office of the village of Ustia, district of Dubăsari.
The head of the Torture Combating Section of the General Prosecutor’s Office Ion Caracuian, the Executive Director of IDOM Vanu Jereghi, and the Coordinator of the Monitoring and Reporting Program of IDOM Dumitru Russu were trainers in the above-mentioned training.