GenderDoc-M reported one case of threats, one case of damage to property, one case of physical assault against an LGBT activist, and a series of physical assaults against a woman in a domestic violence situation.
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Report Data - Moldova - 2011
Parliament continued discussing the amendments to the Moldova Criminal Code's hate crime provisions, which ODIHR reviewed in 2016.
In April, ODIHR, together with the OSCE Mission, Prosecutor's Office, the Police and several civil society organizations, organized a one-day workshop on improving the police recording of hate crimes. The workshop resulted in 14 recommendations to the Moldovan authorities.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that Moldova ensure hate crimes are effectively prosecuted and punished. It noted the need for better response by Moldovan authorities to anti-Semitic incidents, including vandalism of religious sites and it encouraged Moldova to prevent acts directed at minorities or the religious sites of minorities and to investigate and prosecute these cases when they do occur.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Moldova to further strengthen measures to prevent and investigate hate crimes, including against LGBT people.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief encouraged the Moldovan Government to speak out clearly against any manifestations of religious hatred and intolerance. He also addressed issues relating to violence motivated by religious bias and attacks against places of worship, in particular by sending communications to governments, inquiring about a serious case of physical assault and ongoing discrimination and harassment against a Baptist in Moldova.