June 28, 2014
by William Helbling
New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union (EU) in an attempt to move from past Russian ties towards European influence. Ukraine, along with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, is currently a part of the Conference of the Regional ...[read more]
September 14, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
An independent UN human rights expert on Friday urge Moldovan authorities to adopt regulations that allow for greater inclusion for those with disabilities and Romas into society. UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepulveda, recently finished a fact finding ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 24, 2011, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the enactment of a law allowing the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. Earlier that month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a similar bill calling for ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 24, 2011, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the enactment of a law allowing the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. Earlier that month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a similar bill calling for ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 12, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a bill calling for the involuntary chemical castration of those convicted of sexual offenses against children. This was the second time that the topic had been raised by Medvedev; he initially proposed requiring the procedure to be ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Amnesty International Moldova (AI) on Monday urged the Center for Human Rights of Moldova to assess the constitutionality of a new law that allows chemical castration of anyone found guilty of violent pedophilia. The new law, which took effect on Sunday, was unanimously introduced and passed by ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Moldova violated the rights to peaceful assembly and to be free from discrimination by banning gay groups from protesting in front of the country's parliament. In 2005, Genderdoc-M applied for a peaceful protest outside the parliament to ...[read more]
May 31, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Moldovan government should enact coherent anti-discrimination legislation to ensure equal treatment of men and women, the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice said Wednesday. Kamala Chandrakirana, the chair of the working group, pointed out the inefficiency ...[read more]
May 13, 2012
by Keith Herting
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday implored the Moldovan government to adopt a comprehensive anti-discrimination law. The proposed law, in development since 2008, is seen as a large step forward for religious minorities, the Roma population and LGBT rights ...[read more]
January 13, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The Moldovan Constitutional Court on Thursday threw out the results of the recent presidential election and canceled the run off vote planned for January 15. The court ruled that many parliamentary deputies violated the secrecy of the voting procedure by showing their ballots to TV cameras to show ...[read more]

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