Moldova regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Moldova's hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions. Hate crime data are collected by the Information Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the police, the General Prosecutor's Office and the National Bureau of Statistics.
Parliament passed amendments to Moldova's Criminal Code which will alter the existing hate crime provisions in the first reading. The bill expected to pass into law in 2017.
In its "Concluding observations on the combined tenth and eleventh periodic reports of Moldova," the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expressed concern about the lack of hate crime legislation and recommended that the investigation and prosecution of all hate crimes is ensured, as well as that date are provided on the numbers of cases.
ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Moldova have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.