The Information Center "GenderDoc-M" reported a series of at least seven attacks involving physical and sexual assaults against gay and bisexual men, some of which were filmed and posted on the Internet: an incident of damage to the Gender-Doc-M office in which members of staff were also pelted with eggs: one incident of property damage and threats during a pride event: and five threats.
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Report Data - Moldova - 2014
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.
The Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova reported an incident of graffiti in which a swastika was painted on a Holocaust memorial. The Kantor Center reported an arson attack against a Jewish cemetery.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) conducted several seminars for border police, prosecutors and lawyers that addressed aspects of hate crime investigation and responses.
ODIHR observes that Moldova has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.
A number of conferences on the issues of discrimination and hate crimes were held as part of the implementation of the "National Human Rights Action Plan 2011-2014." ODIHR and the Office of the Ombudsman – Centre for Human Rights co-organized a two-day workshop on combating hate crimes for employees of the Ombudsman's Office.
The Centre for Human Rights, with support from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and ABA ROLI, organized two round-tables discussing hate crime provisions in national legislation. Participants included judges, investigators, prosecutors and civil society groups.
The Ministry of Justice set up an inter-institutional working group to revise and improve Moldova’s Criminal Code provisions addressing hate crimes. The OSCE Mission to Moldova is represented in the working group.
A 12-hour course for judges and prosecutors on "Prevention and the fight against racial discrimination and intolerance" was introduced at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The course also deals with prosecuting hate crimes. A seminar for prosecutors and judges on investigating and examining hate crimes was organized at the NIJ, in co-operation with ABA ROLI. The NIJ, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the Moldovan Centre for Human Rights organized an additional workshop for prosecutors and judges on “Hate crimes and integration of foreigners: challenges and solutions”.