Starting with March 2018, the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) has been implementing the Project “Strengthening Institutional Capacities and Advocacy for the Respect of Rights of People in Police Custody” in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic to Chișinău.
One of the main project activities has been a three-day study visit to the Czech Republic for the staff of the Moldovan Ministry of Interior/GPI, General Prosecutor’s Office and representatives of the National Torture Prevention Mechanism.
IDOM organized the study visit in cooperation with the Czech Ministry of Interior between 10 and 14 September 2018. It included visiting police detention sites and meetings with the relevant key institutions of the Czech Republic, such as the Ministry of Interior, Foreign Policy Service Division, Ombudsman, Helsinki Committee, Amnesty International and other institutions that coordinate and supervise the pretrial detention and escorting of people in police custody. The study visit focused on identifying solutions to the gaps existing in Moldova in securing the respect for the rights of people in police custody as well as on the exchange of experience with the best practices in the area.
After the visit, IDOM aims to carry out lobby and advocacy activities, to organize round tables with the authorities and the relevant decision makers, to strengthen police capacities in the effective use of development and cooperation mechanisms at the national and international levels in the area of protection of the rights of people in police custody and enforcement of effective measures for the prevention of ill treatments, abuse and discrimination.
Photos from the study visit: