The Implementation of the OPCAT in Moldova
|Date: ||22 - 24 September 2008 |
|Place: ||Chisinau and Tiraspol, Moldova |
|Purpose: ||To promote the implementation of the OPCAT in Moldova. |
|Activities: ||The APT returned to Moldova for the second time in 2008 in order to further discuss the full and effective implementation of the OPCAT in the country. During the visit the APT met a range of representatives in both Chisinau and Tiraspol in order to discuss this important matter, including the possibility of future visits to Moldova by the international monitoring component of the OPCAT, the UN Subcommittee on Prevention, including to the left bank of Dniester river. |
In addition, the APT also discussed with the Moldovan authorities the possibility of nominating a candidate or proposing experts to the UN Subcommittee on Prevention. This former discussion point is particularly relevant in view of the likelihood that its membership will expand to 25 members in the next 18-24 months when the number of States Parties to the instrument reaches fifty.
|Outcome: ||In the period 2007-2008 the APT has collaborated closely with various actors in Moldova, including the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Mission to Moldova, Center for Human Rights and civil society, in relation to the establishment of an NPM under the OPCAT, which Moldova ratified in July 2006. The organization aims to continue to support this overall process and to raise greater awareness about the international component of the instrument throughout the remainder of the year. |
|Contact Person: ||Matthew Pringle, Europe & Central Asia Programme Officer |