About the website “Stop Torture in Moldova”

Dear friends,

The Human Rights Embassy team is happy to present the narrowly specific website developed within the project "Stop Torture in Moldova" with generous support from the "Atlas of Torture" projects’ small grants program, funded by the European Commission. Our hope is that the "Stop Torture in Moldova" website will become a comprehensive informational resource for wider public in Moldova (on both banks of the Nistru), victims of human rights violations in terms of rights and effective defense of victims of torture and other cruel treatment or punishment at national, regional, and international level.

We aim at creating a useful informational resource for both victims and potential victims of human rights violations, as well as professional groups working on cases of torture, cruel treatment and unlawful detention by providing guidance for them for effective combating and preventing torture in Moldova. The website not only states and describes the problem of torture and other cruel treatment in Moldova, but also identifies paths for solving this systemic problem.

The website is supposed to facilitate identification of the torture phenomenon by the wider public, separation of the definitions of torture and other cruel treatment or punishment, provision of practical recommendations to victims and potential victims of torture, cruel treatment and unlawful detention for defending their rights. The website will provide information on which national, regional and international mechanisms envisage the defense of the rights of victims torture and cruel punishment, in which instances the rights of victims should be defended, how one shall defend his/her rights in Moldova, how one shall lodge complaints with the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee.


No less important is information on how one shall document cases of torture, how one shall correctly use medical check-ups, reports and other medical documents in national and international instances. The site will aggregate all necessary information on which national and international organizations work on the problem of torture, as well as the results of their work; which lawyers work on torture cases, etc. Lastly, the site will familiarize users with recommendations of international organization to the Government of Moldova in solving the problem of torture in the country and fulfilling these recommendations by relevant authorities.




Lela Metreveli

Executive Director

Human Rights Embassy

(A.O. Ambasada Drepturilor Omului/Посольство Прав Человека)