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.

In order to achieve the proposed strategic objectives, the Program collaborates with several national institutions, in particular the Ministry of Justice, the Moldovan Bar Association, the National Legal Aid Council, the Superior Council of Magistrates, and also with a significant number of non-governmental organizations active in the field of justice and human rights. The Justice Program supports the development of formal and informal mechanisms of judicial accountability, monitors the state guaranteed legal aid, contributes to the capacity building of NGOs and human rights activists to monitor and promote human rights observance within the justice system. In addition, the Program supports the advocacy efforts undertaken by the non-governmental sector at international level, seeking promotion of human rights.