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
The Moldovan Parliament continued discussing amendments to the Criminal Code's hate crime provisions, which ODIHR reviewed in 2016.
The Parliament also approved a National Human Rights Action Plan, which includes a number of measures to address hate crimes, including establishing a system to collect disaggregated data on hate crimes.
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.