Poor conditions of detention in Prison No 13

Ciorap v the Republic of Moldova (Appl. Nos 12066/02, 9190/03, 39806/05)

Briefed on: 5 March 2018

The Ciorap group of cases mainly concern poor conditions of detention in Prison No. 13 in Chisinau and the lack of effective domestic remedies in this respect.

  • Briefing memo of Ms Hriptievschi

  • Rule 9.2. communications from the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova: from 2016, and 2018

  • Revised Action Plan by the Government of the Republic of Moldova (January 2018)

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Unlawful ban of a demonstration for LGBTI rights

Genderdoc-M v. Moldova (App no 9106/06)

Briefed on: 11 September 2015

This case concerns an Article 11 violation of the applicant NGO’s right to
peaceful assembly on account of the ban on a demonstration planned to be held in Chisinau
in May 2005 in front of the Parliament to encourage the adoption of laws for the protection of
sexual minorities from discrimination.

  • Case presented by Doina Ioana Straisteanu, independent human rights lawyer.
  • Judgment of the European Court of Human Court of Human Rights
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Violation of the right to education for 170 children

Violation of the right to education for 170 children

Catan and Others v Moldova and Russia (Appl. Nos. 43370/04, 8252/05 and 18454/06)

Briefed on: 20 February 2017

The case concerns the violation of the right to education of 170 children or their parents from Latin-script schools located in the Transdniestrian region of the Republic of Moldova. Pursuant to the “Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria” “law” on languages, they had suffered from the forced closure of these schools between August 2002 and July 2004, as well as from measures of harassment, which the ECtHR found in violation of Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 by the Russian Federation. 

  • Memo by Alexandru Postica, Human Rights Programme Director, PROMO-LEX, Moldova
  • Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights
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