Legal professionals, including judges, prosecutors, registrars, assistants and counsellors from judicial institutions of the Republic of Moldova, were trained on the latest European and Council of Europe standards and European Court of Human Rights case law on cases of discrimination on religious, ethnic and linguistic grounds.
The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities of the Council of Europe (FCNM) was presented during the training, enabling exchanges between participants on the challenges of developing a consolidated case law. The FCNM and its Advisory Committee, regularly monitoring the implementation of the Convention in the member states, have contributed to improving the record of related reforms by prompting the adoption of new laws and encouraging states to improve their non-discrimination legislation and practice. Monitoring recommendations improved the dialogue between governmental agencies and national minorities.
The local context and the efficiency of the legal remedies against discrimination on religious, ethnic, and linguistic grounds were also presented and discussed, focusing on improving the protection for minorities in the Republic of Moldova. The event highlighted the need to establish a practice of systematic discussions on the subject, to update institutions on the newest legal developments and standards regularly, and to benefit the most vulnerable segments of the society in the country.
This event, organised in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice, is part of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programme “Partnership for Good Governance”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe, in the framework of the project “Combating discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Republic of Moldova”.