National Human Rights Moot Court Competition, for the first time in Moldova
In the framework of the EU Project to support the coordination of the justice sector reform in the Republic of Moldova, four teams of students from law faculties of universities Irimia FIUM and USM, simulated trials in human rights in the first national contest in English organized by the Ministry of Justice. The purpose of this competition was to identify and then support the winning team for its participation in the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition that will be held in Strasbourg (France).
Thanks to this experience, students enhance their abilities to solve cases by identifying key concepts, facts inter-relationship, legal arguments and by providing reasonable motivations for the proposed resolutions. The participants had to demonstrate their critical and analytical skills through problem solving in a wide range of legal and non-legal circumstances.
The competition aims to contribute to the Bologna principles which include developing skills through trial simulation and practical exercises. It also contributes to supporting the EU's action to promote justice sector reform in Moldova, the European Convention on Human Rights and its mechanism.
One of the teams at the Free International University of Moldova was the awarded while the State Institute of International Relations of Moldova was ranked second. Also, other teams’ effort was appreciated and they received the corresponding diploma.
The team leader of the EU project to support the coordination of the justice sector reform Mr. Erik Svanidze, stressed the importance of the event, saying that "through this contest, we are marking the finalization of this important project that lasts already three years: it represents the EU efforts in the future reform that is taking shape in the justice sector in Moldova ".
"A fair and efficient justice system is an essential element of the rule of law. This implies to undertake serious sectoral reforms within the country institutions. In this sense, the justice sector is one of the most important. I honestly hope that you will be the next generation of judges, prosecutors and lawyers in charge of such a reform through a high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism" said Pirkka Tapiola, EU Ambassador to Moldova.
Altair Asesosres, in consortium with DADA6 and SIPU, has been awarded the Technical assistance for the programme to support public administration reform and public service quality in Dominican Republic. The period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months. The aim of this contract is to provide long and short-term technical assistance, mainly to the Ministry of Public Administration, the entity in charge of the process to reform public administration in the country. Technical assistance shall also be provided to other public institutions involved in the programme (such as the National Institute of Public Administration), the entities prioritised in the programme (such as the Ministry of Interior and Police, and the Attorney-General's Office), training schools of these prioritised entities and the Ministry of Women's Affairs, the entity in charge of gender mainstreaming in public policy.
Altair Asesores S.L., in consortium with ICON Institut, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) and CEU, has been awarded, together with other 5 consortiums, the Lot 2 of the EIDHR — framework contract (FWC) for support to electoral missions.
Under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, the EU supports genuine elections in partner countries in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Latin America through electoral missions, implemented by the European Commission. The electoral missions comprise, in Lot 2
(a) the Election Expert Missions (EEMs) – small expert missions to assess the electoral process in the partner country,
(b) the Election Exploratory Missions (ExM) to examine the feasibility of a possible EOM or EAT and
(c) the Election Follow-up Missions (EFM), to examine the extent to which the recommendations of past EOMs have been taken on board by the partner country.
The objective of this framework contract (FWC) is to provide, through specific contracts, integrated logistical, financial, security and administrative support to the Commission in deploying observation and expert missions as well as to provide the necessary support in terms of daily management, security and logistic expertise.
Representatives of the Altair Asesores company delivered two LCD TVs and two DVD players to the University Children’s Hospital Tiršova today. “We hope that this donation will contribute to an easier stay of children at the Hospital,” representatives of the company said. In the spirit of the coming holidays, the company decided to support this hospital which provides health care to the youngest, instead of organising a New Year’s cocktail for stakeholders.
The Spanish company Altair Asesores is implementing the project Legal Support for Negotiations (PLAC II), through which the European Union provides assistance to Serbia in the process of accession negotiations.