The Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova organized the round table on “Strengthening the national mechanism to combat hate crimes”. The event took place, in the premises of the conference room of the Ministry of Justice, on 14th of March 2019.
On 18 December 2017, the Republic of Moldova was condemned by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) for the failure of the State to effectively investigate hate crimes based on race and the lack of effective remedy before the national courts. In the Committee’s observations of 12 May 2017 regarding the Report of the Republic of Moldova on the Implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, it was recommended that the State party should continue to conduct training programs for law enforcement officers, police officers, judges, lawyers and State officials including specialized trainings on the prevention of racial discrimination and the rights enshrined in the Convention.
The event consisted the totalization of the implemented project “Strengthening the Police Capacity to Combat Hate Crimes”, within the framework of which IDOM offered support in realization of the UN Committee’s recommendations.
The round table was organized with the participation of international partners, such as Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Embassy of Sweden, Council of Europe and the OSCE Mission to Moldova aimed at consolidating the results achieved through presenting the conclusions and recommendations, as well as holding discussions with all relevant actors with a view on generating changes in the existing situation and in the whole system.