Over 80 NGOs call for the Constitutional Court judges to resign

Over 80 NGOs call for the Constitutional Court judges to resign   Over 80 nongovernmental organizations that form the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum urge the Constitutional Court to urgently reverse its decisions adopted during June 7-9 and “reinstate legality”. In a public statement issued today, the NGOs call for all constitutional judges to resign, so as “to restore confidence in the Constitutional Court and to

Moldova obliged by ECHR to pay damages to Turkish teachers of “Orizont” lyceum

Moldova obliged by ECHR to pay damages to Turkish teachers of “Orizont” lyceum The European Court of Human Rights held that the Republic of Moldova violated the rights of the Turkish citizens who were expelled in September 2018. By its decision, the ECHR ordered that Moldova should pay by €25,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage to each of the plaintiffs,  quoting a press release of the public associating “Jurists for

Parliament of R. Moldova votes to declare Moldova a “captured state”

Parliament of R. Moldova votes to declare Moldova a “captured state” A draft decision to recognize the Republic of Moldova as a “captured state” was adopted by the votes of 61 attending MPs at the June 7 parliamentary sitting, IPN reports. The draft was introduced in the agenda by Zinaida Grecheanyi, the elected Speaker of Parliament. “The Plahotniuc regime is the most sinister page in the history of the Republic

Some thoughts on the meeting of the President of the International Society for Human Rights with Moldovan human defenders and the situation in Moldova

Some thoughts on the meeting of the President of the International Society for Human Rights with Moldovan human defenders and the situation in Moldova   President of the International Society for Human Rights, Professor Thomas Schirrmacher, visited the Republic of Moldova from May 4 to 6, 2019. The purpose of the visit was to support Moldovan human rights activists, including the members of the Moldovan Section of the ISHR, as

Justice system is so vitiated that it should be changed fundamentally

Justice system is so vitiated that it should be changed fundamentally The justice system in the Republic of Moldova is so vitiated that it should be changed fundamentally. The prosecution service should be disbanded and a new institution should be created. In the current situation, the keeping of the current prosecution service and of the people of the current system is absolutely counterproductive as these will block the loud cases

March through Chisinau in support of traditional family

March through Chisinau in support of traditional family Priests and parishioners of the Orthodox Church on May 18 took part in a march in support of the traditional family. The event organized by the Moldovan Metropolitan Church involved President Igor Dodon and his family, IPN reports. Before the march, a liturgy was held at the Great Saint Martyr Teodor Tiron Monastery (Ciuflea). This was attended by His Holiness Vladimir, Metropolitan

OVER TWO-THIRDS OF MOLDOVANS BELIEVE THE COUNTRY MOVES IN WRONG DIRECTION – OPINION POLL

OVER TWO-THIRDS OF MOLDOVANS BELIEVE THE COUNTRY MOVES IN WRONG DIRECTION – OPINION POLL An impressive majority of Moldova citizens, namely 69.1% of them, believe that the country is marching in a wrong direction, and only 22.4% presume differently, as per the findings of the opinion poll presented by the Association of Sociologists and Demographers on Monday. According to the pollsters, an analogous opinion was expressed also by interviewed Moldovan

Freedom of the media witnesses continuous deterioration

Freedom of the media witnesses continuous deterioration The freedom of the media continues to worsen to alarming proportions and the problems identified during the past year have intensified. The journalistic guild became more divided. The de facto media concentration is more visible, as is the political control over some of the media outlets. Consequently, the pluralism of opinion declines, says a Memo on the freedom of the media in the

Human rights situation in 2018 didn’t improve

Human rights situation in 2018 didn’t improve The human rights situation in 2018 didn’t improve. On the contrary, it worsened in particular areas. Continuous backsliding was witnessed in such fields as the access to justice, freedom of expression, observance of detainees’ rights and right to medical assistance, ombudsman Mihai Cotorobai said when presenting the report on the observance of human rights and freedoms in Moldova in 2018 on April 19,

Prosecutors found the use of tear gas in Orhei justified

Prosecutors found the use of tear gas in Orhei justified   Прокуратура Оргеева признала законными действия полиции, которая использовала слезоточивый газ против сторонников партии «Платформа Достоинство и правда» (DA), мирно протестовавших 20 марта перед судом Оргеева. Прокурор Алексей Маковей утверждает, что слезоточивый газ был средством «самообороны» от протестующего, который «угрожал безопасности и жизни полицейского». По словам Маковея, прокуратура внимательно изучила видеосъемку протеста перед судом Оргеева, а также заслушала обе стороны