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.
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Report Data - Moldova - 2016
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.
ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Moldova have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.
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.