A new electronic course entitled "Family Law and Human Rights" has been virtually launched

05. 06. 2020

On Thursday, 4 June 2020, the National Institute of Justice, in partnership with the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals of the Council of Europe (the HELP Programme), launched a new e-learning course entitled "Family Law and Human Rights". To this training activity have applied 48 applicants, including judges, prosecutors, representatives of the People's Advocate Office and the Government Agent Department of the Ministry of Justice.

The distance learning program, active from June to July 2020, aims to strengthen the capacities of the participants in the field of European standards on human rights in the context of family law and related children's rights. Being the first HELP course to provide an overview of the subject, it includes five study modules that address the rights associated with couples; relationships between children, their parents and other relatives; international child abduction; as well as some key challenges in the field of children's rights, such as protection against sexual abuse or the protection of children in the digital environment.

The training sessions will include presentations, knowledge assessment tests, scenarios and reflection exercises, being provided with tutoring by the NIJ trainer Violeta Cojocaru, PhD in Law, University Professor, Vice-rector for Students Affairs of the State University of Moldova. The beneficiaries who pass the final test will accumulate 40 hours of training and will receive certificates issued by the Council of Europe's HELP Program.

The launch of the electronic course "Family Law and Human Rights" was made possible by the Council of Europe Project "Combating Violence against Children in the Republic of Moldova".