Over 14 thousand applications against Moldova filed with ECHR in 22 years

In the nearly 22 years since the Republic of Moldova became a party to the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights has registered over 14,200 applications against Moldova. The most common types of violations found by the ECHR in Moldovan cases are non-execution of court decisions, ill-treatment, inadequate investigation of ill-treatment and deaths. Bad prison conditions and unlawful cancellation of irrevocable court decisions are also common, IPN reports.

In a press release of the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova it is mentioned that the 14,200 applications were registered from 1997 until December 31, 2018. 1,204 out of them were still waiting to be examined. Regarding the number of pending applications, Moldova ranks 11th out of the 47 member countries that are parties to the European Convention.

So far, the ECHR has rendered 420 judgments on Moldovan cases, of which 33 – in the first nine months of 2019. Between 2011-2016, the Court rejected over 8500 Moldovan requests without a clear reasoning.

On the basis of the ECHR decisions and judgments pronounced prior to December 31, 2018, the Republic of Moldova was obligated to pay compensations of over 16.6 million euros.

The Republic of Moldova became a party to the European Convention on Human Rights on September 12, 1997. The Republic of Moldova committed itself to respect the rights guaranteed by it and recognized the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.