On 16 May 2018, the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) organized a round table with the generics “Ensuring Respect for Human Rights in Policing.” This event was possible thanks to the financial support provided through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and to the support provided by the American people.
The event aimed to identify the means for removing the gaps identified in ensuring the rights of people held in police custody. In this connection, IDOM presented the findings and recommendations deriving from the report on ‘monitoring remand facilities’ in view of preventing ill-treatments.
We were honored by the presence of the distinguished Ambassador of Sweden to Moldova Ms. Signe Burgstaller who said a few greeting words at the beginning of the event, and of the Senior Counselor of the Criminal Justice Section of the US Embassy to Moldova – Mr. Edward Cronin, together with Mr. Petru Țurcan – Head of the International Cooperation Department in the Moldovan Ministry of Interior, and Mr. Joshua Visi – Senior Police Officer in Austin Police Department who presented the American good practices in policing. Ms. Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong – Expert in the Rights of Disabled Persons, M.Ed., Executive Director / CEO of Assistive Technology Resource Center spoke about securing the rights of people with disabilities in police custody, bringing clear examples and recommendations in this sense.
We would like to thank all the participants who accepted the invitation and attended our event: the General Police Inspectorate; Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection; Keystone Moldova; National Institute of Justice; the Ombudsman; Institute for Penal Reforms and the Council for the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Assurance of Equality in Moldova; Soros Foundation Moldova; Civic Association “Home and Health”; EU Delegation; Alliance of Organizations of People with Disabilities of Moldova; and BAA Public Attorneys.
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