MOLDOVA

Overview

Moldova , officially the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova), formerly known as Moldavia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. Moldova is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government.

The capital city is Chișinău

Moldova declared independence on 27 August 1991, as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The current Constitution of Moldova was adopted in 1994. A strip of Moldovan territory on the east bank of the river Dniester has been under the de facto control of the breakaway government of Transnistria since 1990.

Due to a decrease in industrial and agricultural output following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the service sector has grown to dominate Moldova’s economy and currently composes over 60% of the nation’s GDP. However, Moldova remains the poorest country in Europe.

IGFM Section Moldova

The International Society for Human Rights – Moldovan Section (ISHR-MS) is a non-governmental, non-profit public organization set up in 1998. On February 12, 1999, the ISHR-MS was registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova. At present, the ISHR-MS unites 115 members.

ISHR-MS mission

ISHR-MS defends and promotes human rights in the Republic of Moldova, using legal means and through carrying out activities, which promote greater awareness of human rights and monitor the way the human rights are ensured. Activities include civic education, legal consulting, and humanitarian aid for socially disadvantaged members of the population. ISHR-MS informs the national and international community about human rights violations in the Republic of Moldova.

The main goal of the ISHR-MS is to unite the efforts of the civil society in order to protect integral human rights and civil freedoms in the Republic of Moldova, to help people prosecuted for political, ethnic or religious reasons. The organization aims at supporting the idea of tolerance in all national and cultural problems, and it propagates mutual understanding among nations. ISHR-MS refuses to support or take part in any actions connected with a violent change of the Constitution or any violation of the territorial integration of Moldova.

The ISHR-MS has three main areas of focus: protection of human rights, human rights education, & humanitarian aid activities.

ISHR-MS principles
ISHR-MS seeks to promote international understanding and tolerance in all areas of culture and society. It is a non-profit organization, independent of all political parties, governments or religious groups. Our work is funded solely by donations. ISHR-MS helps people to protect and advance human rights and to educate youth on human rights and children’s rights.

ISHR-MS rests on the principle of transparency, free access to information and mutual cooperation with all NGOs, state and international organizations for human rights, as well as on tolerance, which provides equal involvement of everyone regardless of race, sex, nationality, religious beliefs or language.

The ISHR – MS considers poverty to be a strong negation of human rights. We strive for realization of human rights in every person’s life, here and now, in the Republic of Moldova. A big deed does not require many words but many small actions. They can be done by each person regardless of age, sex, education and social position.

Reports

Moldova, A “Hijacked” Country

By en: User: Anonimu, via Wikimedia Commons
Conflictzone: Transnistrien and Gagausien

News

Jurists and political commentators about the arrest of the Prosecutor General

Jurists and political commentators about the arrest of the Prosecutor General

The swiftness with which the prosecutor general was arrested, in only several hours of the institution of criminal proceedings, generates concern among jurists. Jurists and political commentators about the arrest ...
Moldova fails to eradicate torture and ill-treatment and inhuman or degrading treatment

Moldova fails to eradicate torture and ill-treatment and inhuman or degrading treatment

 The support for the independent monitoring of jails and places of deprivation of liberty is also a priority of the European Union and is a duty of the Ombudsperson’s Office ...
Justice in Moldova continues to be selective

Justice in Moldova continues to be selective

Selectivity of justice can be influenced not only by interests from the political sphere, but also by the interests of influence groups from the business sector or even from the ...
It is a shame for the Republic of Moldova, a flagrant violation of the human rights: Three years of the expulsion of the Turkish teachers

It is a shame for the Republic of Moldova, a flagrant violation of the human rights: Three years of the expulsion of the Turkish teachers

Так квалифицируют бывшие и нынешние депутаты, а также представители гражданского общества высылку 7 турецких учителей из Республики Молдова 6 сентября 2018 года. It is a shame for the Republic of ...
Impact of COVID-19 on Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova

Impact of COVID-19 on Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova

The present report seeks to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the observance of human rights in Moldova, with due attention being paid to the most vulnerable groups ...
Woman was illegally detained in prison for 263 days

Woman was illegally detained in prison for 263 days

To prove her rights to freedom, the woman went through dozens of court hearings. The capital court of the Center sector ordered the state to pay the former prisoner more ...
Pandemic and human rights

Pandemic and human rights

During the pandemic, the governments had to limit a series of civil rights, such as the freedom of movement and assembly, so as to ensure other important rights, like the ...
Efficient mechanisms for preventing and eradicating torture requested

Efficient mechanisms for preventing and eradicating torture requested

Civil society organizations of the Republic of Moldova made a call to the main state and international institutions, asking them to create efficient mechanisms for preventing and eradicating torture, inhuman ...