On 20 January 2021 representatives of the national partners, international organisations and NGOs actively engaged in promoting the protection of vulnerable categories of people and their rights met in an online event to discuss the expert Report on strengthening the access to justice for vulnerable groups in in the Republic of Moldova. The event was oganised by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) Project, financed by the European Union.
The meeting provided the opportunity to reiterate what are the international and regional standards and to present the current situation at national level, as well as the expert recommendations with regard to improving the access to justice, specifically the access to courts, for vulnerable groups – victims of discrimination, persons with disabilities, women, children, etc. A particular attention has been payed to the challenges faced in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and the specific recommendations in this respect. The discussions highlighted the main issues to which vulnerable groups are confronted regarding the access to justice and possible institutional and legislative improvements to be implemented in view of ensuring equal access to judicial services for all citizens.
This activity is designed to facilitate access to courts to all categories of people without discrimination through increasing the knowledge and understanding of the judiciary of this very sensitive topic.