A new HELP course, piloted in the Republic of Moldova by NIJ

27. 10. 2021

A group of judges and prosecutors participated on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, in the launch of a new distance learning course "Combating hate speech".

The activity is part of a series of events jointly organized by the National Institute of Justice and the Regional Project "Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in the Eastern Partnership", in the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance Programme, funded by the European Union and by the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.

At the launch event, the head of the NIJ Training and Research Department, Ecaterina Popa, spoke about the Institute's experience and the impact of e-learning on the professional development of NIJ beneficiaries, giving assurances that later this course will be accessible to representatives of the national law system. in the framework of continuing and initial training.

22 participants registered for the course with the possibility to choose one of the two options: HELP (16 hours of training) and HELP + (24 hours of training). Between October 27, 2021 - December 12, 2021, trainees will be guided by the tutors of the HELP Program of the Council of Europe - Romanita Iordache, international expert, and Cezara-Elena Polisca, head of the Didactic-Methodical and Training of NIJ section.

"Combating hate speech" is the 13th HELP course, which is national tutored by the National Institute of Justice. The training program focused on identifying, evaluating, convicting and resolving hate speech cases. Being a viable tool for legal professionals, the course focuses on three basic pillars - the concept of hate speech related to freedom of expression, the formulation of an effective response to hate speech and legal standards on hate speech. After the mandatory testing, the beneficiaries of the training will receive HELP certificates, of 16 or 24 hours, depending on the chosen program.