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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 30982)  

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Title Cascade seminars for police officers on the ECHR and CPT standards for combating ill-treatment and impunity 
Description 10 police officers – national trainers, hold seminars for around 500 police officers for one day respectively starting with 2 pilot cascade training sessions with participation of the CoE short term experts 
Status Completed 
Date 01/02/2011 - 30/05/2011 
Location Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Countries CoE Members: Republic of Moldova
  Joint Programme Activity - MLD-DemSupport
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP MLD-DemSupport - Democracy Support Programme    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 2 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2445   Ensuring accountability for human rights violations
Expected Result 2.3 - Police officers and prosecutors are able to apply the ECHR and CPT standards for combating ill-treatment and impunity in their daily work.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.2 – Promoting Human Rights
Programme ☆ I.2.3  Capacity building: awareness and training

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Training Course 
Directorate Human Rights and Legal Affairs 
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Activity Synopsis (ID# 30982) (Hide Synopsis)

Output/Results Six national trainers (police officers and members of the teaching staff of the Police Academy trained previously by Council of Europe experts) conducted cascade seminars for some 450 policemen all around the country. The topics of the seminars were focused mainly on the material aspects of Article 3 of the ECHR. An important part of the seminars referred to fundamental guaranties against ill-treatment and their importance for the criminal investigation of corresponding cases. Other presentations referred to the Moldovan legal system of prevention and combating ill-treatment and police impunity, the ECtHR jurisprudence on Article 3 concerning Moldova, as well as CPT findings on ill-treatment and impunity in Moldova. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The policemen have enlarged their knowledge on the European Standards on combating ill-treatment and impunity. As a result of the cascade seminars they are able to apply the standards in daily work. The seminars also enabled the Police Academy to provide independently this kind of training to police students and officers, having in mind the constituted pool of trainers, programme and training materials. 
Participants 450 policemen all around the country 
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 450 
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