Supporting the Revision of the Law on the Ombudsman Service in Moldova within the Framework of the Community of Democracies
June 2013 - September 2013

Within the framework of the Justice Reform Working Group of the Community of Democracies (CoD), the ICDT aims to assist in the revision of the law on the ombudsman service in Moldova and the reform of the institution by sharing the relevant Hungarian experience. The cooperation is also meant to assess the possibilities of establishing a twinning project between the two offices. This initiative is in line with one of the priorities of the Hungarian foreign policy to support the democratization and the prosperity of Moldova, and is a further chapter in the ICDT’s long-time successful activity in the region and in its active contribution to the work of the CoD.

The Center for Human Rights of Moldova (CHRM) is an institution of Parliamentary Advocates, similar to the European and international institutes of Ombudsman. It operates since 1998 and is an important non-judicial mechanism of protecting human rights.

Since the Hungarian Ombudsman Office has proved to be a successful instrument in this field, the ICDT has initiated an institutional cooperation between the Moldovan and the Hungarian counterparts.

Project Description
The cooperation will focus on the reform of both the legislation and the institution. The two offices will exchange their experiences and best practices. Based on continuous consultations, the Hungarian experts will assist in reviewing the Moldovan law on the Ombudsman and prepare recommendations on their reform process.

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