Moldova activates derogation from application of European Convention on Human Rights

Moldova activates derogation from application of European Convention on Human Rights Moldova activated the article of the European Convention on Human Rights that allows for derogations from the implementation of the Convention in connection with the state of emergency related to the novel coronavirus pandemic declared on March 17, IPN reports. It is the State’s responsibility to take measures to protect society in time of war or other public emergency.

Systematic torture of prisoners in eastern Ukraine

Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner shocked On the occasion of a report by the United Nations High Commissioner in Kiev on allegations of torture in eastern Ukraine, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, said today (March 19):   "I am shocked by the findings of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that prisoners are systematically tortured

New Spy Chief Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption

New Spy Chief Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department. In

Pre-trial investigation of the Sheremet case (court hearings February 2020)

Pre-trial investigation of the Sheremet case (court hearings February 2020) On July 20, 2016, the journalist Pavel Sheremet was murdered. Сriminal proceedings were opened on the grounds of a crime under Part 3 of Art. 28, items 5.12, part 2, Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (intentional murder by an organized group). After almost 4 years of pre-trial investigation, 12.12.2019, the suspicion was announced to Y. Dugar

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DEMAND CANCELING LAWYERS’ LICENSES FOR FALSIFYING POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED CASES

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DEMAND CANCELING LAWYERS' LICENSES FOR FALSIFYING POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED CASES Activists of the "Right to Justice" human rights association demand the Union of Lawyers to recall licenses from prosecutors and judges who participated in fabricating politically-motivated cases. The statement, published by the organization, expresses indignation about the fact that ex-judges Ion Druta and Oleg Sternioala, former prosecutors Lilian Bakalim, Vladislav Bobrov and others got licenses of lawyers. "We are

Report “The Right to a Fair Trial in Ukraine. 2019”

Report "The Right to a Fair Trial in Ukraine. 2019" In 2019, the International Society for Human Rights continued to monitor observation of the right to a fair trial in Ukraine. Since July, this work has been carried out as part of the project "Strengthening the rule of law in Ukraine" of the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany. Over the past year,

JUDGES SHOULD COVER DAMAGE FROM THEIR UNLAWFUL DECISIONS

JUDGES SHOULD COVER DAMAGE FROM THEIR UNLAWFUL DECISIONS udges, whose decisions served as a reason for condemning Moldova in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) should be paying the compensations from their own pockets, said Prime Minister Ion Chicu at the Monday’s press conference after meeting with President Igor Dodon. He reminded that he ordered the Ministry of Justice to develop a mechanism of applying regress lawsuits against judges,

Inhuman conditions in penitentiaries

Inhuman conditions in penitentiaries They survived on pillows and mattresses with mold, lived with rats in one room and were deprived of elementary conditions for having a decent living. These are the life stories of three known persons who served time in Moldova’s jails, IPN reports. “I don’t think I saw something worse in my life. The room is 3x4 square meters in area. You try to repair the bed

Monitoring the case of Kulish Natalya (session 02.17.2020)

Monitoring the case of Kulish Natalya (session 02.17.2020) 02/17/2020, in the Zaliznychny District Court of the city of Lvov, the case was examined in criminal proceedings No. 12019140000000394 on charges of Natalya Kulish in attempting to sell her minor daughter to the Czech Republic for sexual slavery (under part 3 of article 149 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Criminal proceedings on charges of Kulish N.I. considered collectively, composed

Monitoring the case of Kulish Natalya (hearing 02/04/2020)

Monitoring the case of Kulish Natalya (hearing 02/04/2020) 02/04/2020, in the Zaliznychny District Court of the city of Lvov, a criminal case was examined in case number 12019140000000394 on charges of Natalya Kulish in an attempt to sell her minor daughter to the Czech Republic for sexual slavery (under part 3 of article 149 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Criminal proceedings on charges of Kulish N. considered collectively.