Soros Foundation Moldova (FSM)

Justice and Human Rights

Justice and Human Rights

The Justice and Human Rights Department’s vision of rule of law is built on the solid grounds of a fair, accessible and predictable justice delivery system, which effectively safeguards fundamental human rights.

The Department develops and implements activities in several areas, crucial for the fulfilment of its vision: Human Rights, Access to Justice, and Criminal Justice.

The activities to be undertaken by the Justice and Human Rights Department in 2017 fall under an aggregate set of actions, which should be regarded as elements of a complex 3-year strategy (2017-2020). Albeit well designed and planned, they might undergo substantial changes, to provide an adequate and swift response to potential social and political changes.

The Department works with a vast array of national institutions, most notably the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the General Police Inspectorate, and the National Legal Aid Council. Concurrently, we cooperate with a series of justice and human rights advocacy NGOs, such as the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova, Lawyers for Human Rights, the Institute for Penal Reform, the Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Moldova, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Moldova, the Balti Legal Clinic, and others. In addition, we will continue the cooperation we started in 2016 with Law Firms „Efrim, Roșca și Asociații” and „Țurcan Cazac”.

Contact person: Victor Munteanu, Department Director – vmunteanu@soros.md

For updates on Department's activities in 2017, follow us on www.soros.md