Other 25 Staff of District Police Inspectorates Enjoy Trainings in Preventing Torture and in Reducing Ill Treatment, Abuse and Discrimination Against Persons Held in Custody

According to the Cooperation Agreement with the General Police Inspectorate (GPI) and thanks to the financial support provided by Sweden, the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) carries out monitoring of the conditions of detention of persons held in police custody, trainings and strategic litigation activities.

In this sense, on 23-24 May 2019, in Taraclia, IDOM held a training that aimed at strengthening police capacities for overcoming the deficiencies that generate violations of the right not to be subject to torture and inhuman and degrading treatment in remand facilities. The training was attended by 25 staff of remand facilities of a number of districts (center – south).

Vanu JereghiExecutive Director of IDOM, started the event by thanking the GPI leadership for their input in the activities carried out so far and expressed his conviction about the potential and perspectives of a fruitful cooperation in the future.

Ion Sîrbu – Chief of the Detention and Escort Section of the Judicial Police Service of GPI, spoke about securing the respect for human rights in remand facilities.

Dumitru Russu – Coordinator of the Monitoring and Reporting Program of  IDOM presented the Equality Concept, referring to the provisions of the international and national legislation on discrimination; he spoke about ECHR caselaw with reference to Article 3 (the right not to be subject to torture and inhuman or degrading treatment) in cases of detention of persons with disabilities; about the Law no.60 on the Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, explaining in detail the term of reasonable accommodation. A separate section was dedicated to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Vadim ArdeleanuPortfolio Manager at GPI, when referring to the police reform, spoke about the developments regarding the respect for the rights of persons held in custody.

Arcadie Astrahan – Director of the Community Mental Health Center, Botanica; Mental Health Expert, on the second day spoke about the importance of the respect for the rights of persons with mental deficiencies and of injectable drug users, held in police custody.

At the end of the event, the participants received certificates of attendance.

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