HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION COST MOLDOVA 16.6 MILLION EUROS OVER PAST 22 YEARS

Since September 12, 1997 when Moldova joined the European Convention on Human Rights, the Strasburg Court has obliged the republic to pay the victims about 16.6 million euros (by the end of 2018).

According to the Legal Resource Center, over this period of time, more than 14.2 thousand complaints of human rights violation were submitted against Moldova, 1.2 thousand times of them are still being pending.

As for the number of pending applications, Moldova takes the 11th place out of 47 member states of the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR).

In general, the ECHR rules 420 cases concerning Moldova; 33 of them have been decided since the beginning of this year. Most of the complaints against Moldova include: failure to implement judicial decisions, ill-treatment, improper investigation, detention in poor conditions and unlawful reversal of final decisions.