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Moldova Background

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) launched its programs in Moldova in 1993 with the placement of a rule-of-law liaison in the capital, Chisinau. ABA ROLI continues to implement a criminal law reform program that began in 1999.

We’ve since helped with establishing non-governmental organizations that have enhanced the skills of Moldova’s legal professionals and increased the scope and quality of justice available to the public. Through our programs, we have supported student legal clinics, a traveling-lawyer program and specialized pro bono legal services. ABA ROLI also utilizes a variety of methods—such as training of trainers, practical skills trainings and monthly lectures—to strengthen the capacities of both lawyers and legal institutions in the country.