According to the Cooperation Agreement between General Police Inspectorate (GPI) and IDOM of 6 October 2016 and thanks to the financial support provided by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, based in Bucharest, and by Sweden, IDOM carries out monitoring of the conditions of detention of persons held in police custody, training, strategic litigation, and monitoring of psycho-neurological boarding houses and psychiatric hospitals in how they respect the rights of persons with disabilities.
On 18 December 2017, the Republic of Moldova was condemned by the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for its failure to investigate racial hate crimes efficiently and for an ineffective remedy before the national courts. In its observations of 12 May 2017 on Moldova’s report on the observance and implementation of the Convention for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Committee recommended the state to carry out training programs for police officers, judges, lawyers and state officials, including specialized trainings for the prevention of racial discrimination and the rights confined in the Convention. At the same time, the Committee requested the state to supply detailed information and updated statistics in its following periodical report on such training programs and their impact on the situation of ethnical minorities.
Under the project “Strengthening Police Capacity to Combat Hate Crimes,” IDOM aims to provide support to the Police in view of enhancing its training capacity in the area of hate crimes.
In this sense, between 8 and 11 October 2018, IDOM organized a training of trainers in combating hate crimes. The training took place at the tourist resort ODISEU, located in the town of Vadul lui Vodă, and the trainers were Nicolae Crețu and Isvan Haller. The event was attended by 18 persons who are involved in providing initial and continuous training to police officers from the Ministry of Interior (MI), CIPAL, GPI and Police Academy. It tackled such subjects as hate crimes, ECHR caselaw and the international standards, knowledge and ice breaking techniques, the general structure of a training session, debriefing techniques, adult motivation techniques in training activities, GPP and other techniques, learning process stages, techniques of monitoring participants’ understanding and attention during presentations, and techniques for applying and analyzing the information presented and the learning process stages. At the end, Vanu Jereghi, Executive Director of IDOM, handed over participation certificates and thanked the MI and GPI leaderships for their inputs in the activities carried out so far, expressing his conviction about the potential and perspectives of fruitful cooperation in the future.