In 2007, ISHR-MS in cooperation with Russian and German Sections started implementation of a coalition project “Human Rights Observance in the Countries of Post-Soviet Space”. ISHR-Russian Section came out as initiators of the project.
Topicality and timeliness of the project is evident, as immediately after the collapse of the USSR 15 years ago the new independent states proclaimed as their aims forming of democratic society based on the priority of international standards in human rights observance, creating conditions for entering the community of developed democratic countries. –
However, in reality some of the new states followed the path of frank authoritarianism; suffice it to remember Turkmenistan during Turkmen-bashi. Others managed to join the European Union in spite of all hardships and problems. The rest of them to the present day have not been able to create an effective system of democratic power transfer, to overcome corruption, to exclude using of power structures and judicial bodies in an effort to persecute and suppress political opponents.–
Совет Европы, международные правозащитные организации в ходе мониторингов соблюдения прав человека в новых независимых государствах постоянно отмечают факты несоблюдения международных стандартов при проведении избирательных кампаний, обеспечении прав человека, в том числе в сфере судопроизводства, игнорирование фактов применения пыток и иных незаконных методов воздействия при расследовании уголовных дел, плохие условия в местах заключения, факты дискриминации по половому, возрастному, этническому принципам. –
The Council of Europe, international human rights organizations while monitoring human rights observance in the new independent states, constantly point to the facts of non-compliance with international standards in conducting election campaigns, human rights ensuring, including legal procedure, neglect of the facts of torture application and other illegal methods of influence during criminal investigation, bad conditions in detention places, discrimination on sex, age, ethnic grounds.—-
Therefore the aim of this project is to make a complex analysis of situation regarding human rights ensuring in the countries of post-soviet space, generalization of achievements and failures in creating democratic civil society and state, development of recommendations for each country and international structures these countries are members of.
The project started with a press-conference that was held on 26 April 2007 in Chisinau. Dr Liubov Nemcinova, chairman of ISHR-MS, Vladimir Novitskii, president of ISHR-Russian Section, and Paul Strutzescu, president of NGO “League for Defence of Human Rights of Moldova” informed mass-media representatives about the projects and its objectives. They answered the journalists’ questions about the situation with human rights observance in Moldova.
– On 31 May 2007, the international conference “Human Rights and Democratic Liberties in the Republic of Moldova: on the Way to Common European Values” was held in Berlin, Reichstag, the State Press-centre.
Representatives of international and Moldovan human rights defence organizations, European Parliament deputies, representatives of the OSCE, Council of Europe, UNO, diplomats, journalists took part in the conference.
During the conference, there were be considered issues regarding observance of political and civil rights in the Republic of Moldova, ensuring the liberty of information dissemination and independence of mass-media, work of judicial system and correspondence of detention conditions to international standards.
–Reporters of the conference:
Lilia Pasat Wife of the political prisoner Valeriu Pasat, ex-Minister of Defence of the Republic of Moldova
Vitalii Nagacevschi President of NGO Lawyers for Human Rights”
Veaceslav Turcan Programme coordinator of NGO “Amnesty International Moldova”
– There was a press-conference held.
|After the conference the representatives of Moldavian and Russian Sections Liubov Nemcinova, Diana Zinenco and Vladimir Novitskii had an informal meeting with Michail Gorbachiov, ex-president of the USSR.|
Within the frames of this project the coalition of the International Society for Human Rights Sections is going to carry out international conferences on human rights in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic countries, countries of Caucasian region, countries of Central Asiatic region.