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Report Data - Moldova - 2014

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 5 5 5
2015 0 0 1
2014 1 1 Not available
2013 4 Not available 0
2012 3 Not available Not available

National developments

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.

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

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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Reports
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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.

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Reports
Organization Report 

World Without Nazism reported two incidents of racist graffiti.

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IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

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.

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Developments
ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Moldova has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.

National Developments 
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Developments
Organization Report 

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”.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded one case of damage to property on the basis of ethnic hatred.

Overview of incidents reported by civil society groups and organizations 
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