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.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2019||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||3||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||Not available||Not available||Not available|
Racist and xenophobic hate crime, Anti-Semitic hate crime, Hate crime against Christians and members of other religions
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 Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe expressed concern about the use of anti-Roma rhetoric by public figures.
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.