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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32971)  

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Title Round table with national authorities to present the conclusions/recommendations of the assessment of probation system in the Republic of Moldova 
Description The process of implementation of the probation legislation will be reinforced through drawing up a comprehensive analysis of the current Law on Probation and submission of corresponding recommendations to the Moldovan government.

The use of alternatives to pre-trial detention and imprisonment, such as bail provisions, will be promoted. Assistance will also be provided in the implementation of the Law on Probation. 
Status Completed 
Date 04/07/2011 
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 4 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2447   Support to the Ombudsman institution
Expected Result 4.6 - European standards and practices pertaining to probation are promoted through assessment of the existing system in Moldova, exchange of information and trainings provided to the Ombudsman institution, Probation Service and other stakeholders.
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

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Round Table 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners Probation Service - National Institution
Institute for Penal Reforms (IRP) - Local or National NGO
Ministry of Justice - National Institution
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1 http://coe.md  
Last Modified 11/01/2012 

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Objective(s) To present and discuss the draft Report on the probation system in the Republic of Moldova, prepared by the experts following their assessment visit in June 
Output/Results The round table was a follow-up to the activities carried out back on 06-08 June and had the purpose to present the draft Report on the probation system in the Republic of Moldova, prepared by the experts following their assessment visit and to have a discussion with the main Moldovan actors involved in the implementation of the probation system in Moldova in order to assess the compliance of Moldovan Law on Probation with European standards and the efficiency of the current implementation of probation in Moldova. The experts also made reference to the Monitoring report on probation activities in the Republic of Moldova, developed by the Institute for Penal Reform (a Moldovan NGO which focuses its activities on the reform of the criminal sanctions systems). The experts presented their main findings paying a particular attention at the drawbacks of the Moldovan probation system and practices and ways to overcome them as well as possible future actions to improve implementation of probation in Moldova.

The round table gave the participants a possibility to have an unbiased view of the Moldovan probation system in both legislative and institutional frameworks, which facilitated the identification of its main shortcomings. With experts’ support the participants discussed and identified the main ways to improve the probation system and its practices. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Among main conclusions to which the participants came during the round table the following should be mentioned: significant efforts should be made towards training the new personnel (especially considering that the majority of the probation counsellors usually have a legal or police background); probation service management should be improved; the necessity to standardise the probation counsellors’ work performance and control of its quality; the recognition of the probation services as a valuable alternative to imprisonment should be the most important objective of any reform in the field and others. 
Participants Probation officers, judges, prosecutors, representatives of other stakeholders 
Consultants/Experts Stamatina Poulou (Greece),
Klaus Schwarz (Germany),
Guy Schmit (Luxemburg). 
CoE Secretariat Leonid Antohi
Ruslan Grebencea 
Total No. Participants 35 
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