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

Moldova helps refugees from Ukraine

Moldova helps refugees from Ukraine

Moldova helps refugees from Ukraine In recent days, several tens of thousands of refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Moldova. The citizens of Moldova and the authorities actively mobilized all ...
ECtHR condemned Moldova in 6 cases in 1 day, obliging to pay more than 60,000 euros

ECtHR condemned Moldova in 6 cases in 1 day, obliging to pay more than 60,000 euros

ECtHR condemned Moldova in 6 cases in 1 day, obliging to pay more than 60,000 euros According to the judgments handed down by the ECtHR on the first day of ...
Torture in pre-trial detention centers and colonies in Russia: how the system defends "its own"

Torture in pre-trial detention centers and colonies in Russia: how the system defends “its own”

The Irkutsk Investigative Committee reported on the completion of the investigation of four criminal cases of torture in SIZO-1. Dozens of victims, lawyers and human rights activists claim pressure and ...
Moldova paid €22m damages in cases in which it was convicted by ECHR since 1997

Moldova paid €22m damages in cases in which it was convicted by ECHR since 1997

Last year alone, compensation was awarded in the amount of 2.6 million euros Moldova paid €22m damages in cases in which it was convicted by ECHR since 1997 The Republic ...
Criminal cases started against Attorney General are abusive

Criminal cases started against Attorney General are abusive

The criminal cases started against Alexandr Stoianoglo on October 5, 2021 are abusive and absolutely illegal, said lawyers for the suspended prosecutor Criminal cases started against Attorney General are abusive ...
“Right to Justice” publishes list of 53 unhandled political cases

“Right to Justice” publishes list of 53 unhandled political cases

Representatives of the public association “Right to Justice” compiled a list of 53 cases “started by order of the criminal-oligarchic group of Plahotniuc during the state capture” “Right to Justice” ...
In 2020, one fourth of the country’s population lived in absolute poverty, while 10% lived in conditions of extreme poverty

In 2020, one fourth of the country’s population lived in absolute poverty, while 10% lived in conditions of extreme poverty

Poverty is significant and is expanding, while among children this phenomenon is worrisome. The population’s access to community services increased the past decade. In 2020, one fourth of the country’s ...
Not for the sake of "profit", but to survive. Retirees are forced to sell personal belongings in spontaneous markets

Not for the sake of “profit”, but to survive. Retirees are forced to sell personal belongings in spontaneous markets

Despite the significant cold snap, dozens of people take to the streets of the capital every day to sell food or some personal belongings. Not for the sake of "profit", ...