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IDOM a organizat încă un training pentru managementul de conducere, inclusiv medicii-șefi de secție, asistenții medicali superiori, precum și personalul responsabil de asistarea și supravegherea pacienților din cadrul spitalului de psihiatrie din mun. Bălți

Astăzi, 27 decembrie 2017, IDOM a organizat un training privind ,,Abilitarea capacităților angajaților spitalelor de psihiatrie în vederea prevenirii torturii, tratamentului inuman și degradant”.

Evenimentul a fost destinat managementului de conducere (inclusiv medicii-șefi de secție, asistenții medicali superiori, precum și personalul responsabil de asistarea și supravegherea pacienților) din cadrul spitalului de psihiatrie din mun. Bălți.

Astfel, peste 70 persoane au fost instruite referitor la prevenirea relelor tratamente prin prisma standardelor CPT şi recomandărilor CAT. În calitate de formatori au fost Dumitru Russu – Coordonatorul Programului de Monitorizare și Raportare din cadrul IDOM și Ion Caracuian – Șeful Secției Combaterea Torturii din cadrul Procuraturii Generale a RM.

Această activitate este susținută financiar de Agenția Suedeză pentru Dezvoltare și Cooperare Internațională (SIDA).


Moldovan Institute of Human Rights (IDOM) Organizes National Conference Entitled “Deficiencies and Solutions in Securing the Respect for Human Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities, Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, and Victims of Medical Malpractice in the Republic of Moldova”

The conference was held on 21 November 2017, in the Ministry of Justice building, on 31 August 1989 Str., Chișinău. 

The event aimed to inform the participants about the most relevant issues related to human rights from the perspective of IDOM, and to seek solutions so that not to allow infringements with regard to the persons living with HIV/AIDS, persons with mental disabilities, and victims of medical malpractice.

The reunion was structured into sessions and discussion panels that aimed at clearing the key issues related to the areas discussed and respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The following acted as trainers/resource persons in the event: Vanu Jereghi – Executive Director, IDOM; Boris Gîlca – State Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection of Moldova; Tatiana Moraru – Head of the Division for Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies of the Ministry of Justice of Moldova; Rodica Gramma – Dr. of Philosophic Sciences, University Lecturer, IDOM Expert; Ion Dodon – Attorney, IDOM Expert; Arcadie Astrahan – Director, Community Hospital for Mental Health, Botanica District of Chisinau, IDOM Expert; Olesea Doronceanu – Attorney of the Litigation and Advocacy Program of IDOM; Dumitru Russu – Coordinator of the Monitoring and Reporting Program of IDOM; Alexandru Cebanaș – Attorney and Consultant of the Monitoring and Reporting Program of IDOM, and Radu Bobeică – Lawyer, Project Coordinator, IDOM.

The last session was dedicated to presenting the conclusions and recommendations with regard to the gaps identified and solutions proposed. In this connection, the participants took part in the discussions aimed to remove the barriers in securing the respect for human rights of the vulnerable groups discussed. During the conference, IDOM collected the opinions and suggestions of the participations in relation to the topic tackled, in order to include them in the documents developed to be subsequently sent to the decision-makers of the public sector.

The Study Assessing National Policies on Medical Malpractice and Securing Respect for Patient Rights in Moldova, presented during the event, can be accessed here:

This event was possible due to the generous aid of the American people, provided through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The opinions belong to the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the USAID or US Government. The national conference was held in cooperation with USAID/FHI, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the Embassy of Sweden in Chișinău.

For more details, please contact Radu Bobeică, Project Coordinator at IDOM (tel: +373 767 15 585 or email:

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IDOM Further Defends Persons with Disabilities Who Have The Same Legal Capacity As Other Citizens And May Unhinderedly Exercise Their Right To Vote

The Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) monitored the presidential elections of 30 October 2016. Thirty IDOM national observers, accredited by the Central Election Commission, were assigned to 9 institutions (3 psychiatric hospitals and 6 social care houses) to monitor how persons with mental disabilities exercised their right to vote. The observers had been trained in advance regarding the particularities of voting in such institutions, the provisions of the Election Code, and the possibility of persons with disabilities to exercise their right to vote. This action took place under the Project “Monitoring the Observance of the Election Rights of Residents of Psychiatric Institutions and Social Care Houses of Moldova During the 2016 Presidential Elections,” implemented by IDOM, with the financial support of the East European Foundation.

IDOM found that the voting unfolded with irregularities that resulted in low presence/admission to the voting booths of the voters from the six social care houses [1] and three psychiatric hospitals [2].

An example in this sense is the voting held in the Social Care House of Bădiceni, Soroca, where only four residents, out of the total number of 431 registered on 30 Oct 2016, voted. The other residents had a special status mentioned in the database, or there was a court judgment in their regard that declared them incapacitated, and so, they could not exercise their right to vote.

In view of securing the exercise of the election right to persons with intellectual or psycho-social impairments, in October 2017, IDOM lawyers filed two complaints with the court and other two with the Council for the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Assurance of Equality in (CPEDAE), in which IDOM requests these two institutions to find discrimination in exercising the right to vote by the plaintiffs in the presidential elections of 30 Oct 2016 on grounds of disability and of their association with persons with mental disabilities, according to Art.12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

According to Article 12 of the CRPD and General Comment No.1 of the CRPD Committee, the right to legal capacity is a legal construct that recognizes the persons as holders of rights, as persons before the law and that enables them to exercise their rights by making decisions of mandatory character, and that must be respected. The legal capacity must be enjoyed in all aspects of life, from making daily decisions (such as concluding sales and purchase contracts or for selling basic goods and products) up to making decisions about personal relations (marriage, sexual relations and reproduction), career (education and the possibility to conclude work contracts or contracts of commercial character), health (consent to or refusal of medical treatment), participation in political processes (voting, running in elections), and a multitude of other more or less significant decisions. The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights describes legal capacity as a concept that goes beyond decision-making: “it is about what it means to be a human being”.

[1] Social Care House (SCH) of Bălți; SCH of Brânzeni, Soroca; SCH of Bădiceni, Edineț; SCH Cocieri, Dubăsari; Boarding School for Children (boys) with Mental Disabilities of  Orhei and the Boarding School for Children (girls) with Mental Disabilities of Hîncești.

[2] Psychiatric Clinical Hospital of Chișinău, Psychiatric Clinical Hospital of Bălți, and the Psychiatric Clinical Hospital of Orhei.

Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) presented the Study Assessing National Policies on Medical Malpractice and Securing Respect for Patient Rights in Moldova

On 27 October 2017, in a press conference, the experts of the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) presented the Study Assessing National Policies on Medical Malpractice and Securing Respect for Patient Rights in Moldova.

The event took place at IPN and can be followed here: 

The document presented will be revised after collecting the opinions of all stakeholders, but until then, can be accessed here: 

Other news stories on this topic that subsequently came out in the media:

Vanu Jereghi
Rodica Gramma


Radu Bobeica


Arcadie Astrahan