MPP seminar: Human Rights and International Obligations

Where and when

27 February 2008, Chisinau


Parliament is regarded as an important institution in defending human rights and liberties and this certainly applies also to the field of defence and security. Moreover, it is parliament that has to approve international treaties and commitments in the field of human rights. Issues to l be discussed during this meeting will include: How can parliament act when human rights abuses in the armed forces come to light? What are the limits to oversight of intelligence and secret services? Can parliament scrutinise the work of these agencies to ensure human rights are not breached? The main issue to be dealt with is analysing together with the parliamentarians what the role of parliament is in defending human rights in the security sector.


Moldova Parliamentary Programme: A capacity-building and good governance programme on strengthening legislative oversight of the security sector


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