The closing event of the HELP course "Alternatives to detention"

30. 09. 2020

Today, September 30, 2020, the closing event of the HELP course "Alternatives to Detention" took place online. The course, launched by the National Institute of Justice in partnership with the Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals, has been adapted in accordance with the national legal order for a diverse group of beneficiaries: judges, prosecutors, court staff, consultants of the prosecutor, as well as attorneys involved in state legal aid from the Republic of Moldova.

At the event, organized in the context of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, spoke William Massolin, the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, and Diana Scobioala, the Director of the National Institute of Justice, national focal point of the HELP Programme. They referred, inter alia, to the good cooperation established between the institutions they lead, as well as to the importance of the course aimed at developing the knowledge of the judiciary on the essence, regulation and application of detention measures.

Also speaking at the event were Ana Medarska-Lazova, HELP project coordinator, Council of Europe, Mona Popescu-Boulin, Deputy Prosecutor, Bordeaux Prosecutor's Office, France, international consultant of the Council of Europe, Ana Saliuk, program manager of the Council of Europe, and the tutor Tatiana Ciaglic, head of the e-Training Section within the Centre for Legal Information of NIJ, national HELP trainer.

In addition to the results achieved and the participants' impressions about distance learning, were addressed topics related to the course implementation process.

In total, 28 participants passed the course being certified by the Council of Europe's HELP Programme.

The electronic course "Alternatives to Detention", with a duration of 40 hours of training, took place on the HELP Distance Training Platform, between April and June 2020. The training activity is the tenth course organized by NIJ through the HELP Programme, being part of the Council of Europe project "Promoting a criminal justice system based on respect for human rights in the Republic of Moldova", funded by the Government of Norway.