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As of June 30 2017, NORLAM programme has come to an end, after 10 years of supporting the justice sector reforms in the Republic of Moldova.

The mission ceases to exist, and no further activities will be carried out. However, this website will still be accessible. Hopefully it will remain a useful source of information, even though there will be no updates.

NORLAM wishes to thank all of our partners for the cooperation. We wish you the best of luck!  

The Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Moldova (NORLAM) was a sector programme implemented by the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Safety and financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In Moldova, NORLAM operated on the basis of the bilateral Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway signed on the 3rd of May 2007.

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NORLAM publications
Life Imprisonment and Release on Parole in the Republic of Moldova
This study has been developed by the experts of the Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Moldova (NORLAM), within the project “Humane and Individual Treatment of Prisoners”, implemented jointly with the Department of Penitentiary Institutions (DIP) in Moldova, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.
Authors: Victor Drosu, Nadejda Burciu    685 Views,
Functional Assessment and Analysis of Working Processes in Prison No. 7 - Rusca
The report was developed by the Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Moldova (NORLAM) within the pilot-project conducted in Prison No. 7- Rusca. This initiative is also to complete the efforts of the Department of Penitentiary Institutions (DPI) undertaken in line with the Strategy for the Development of Penitentiary System for 2016-2020, General Objective 1. Increase the efficiency of administration of the penitentiary system. One of the expected results of this objective is to optimize the institutional framework specific to the activity of the penitentiary system.
Author: Natalia Vilcu, legal officer, NORLAM ISBN: 978-9975-87-210-2    // 5884.653Kb 939 Views,
The research focused on the analysis of life stories told by the convict ed women, where they referred to their past and present, but also to the manner they perceive their future. We tried to analyse primarily the extent to which the women in detention suffered from violence, their perception of aggressors, the assessment made by the convict ed women of the process of administration of just ice, the consequences of detention on women and the impact on detention of a mother on the child.
Authors: Eudochia Saharneanu, PhD, University Professor, Tatiana Margarint, Master of Anthropology    // 3268.311Kb 967 Views,
Archive of News

Ceremony of closing NORLAM program in Moldova
The Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Moldova (NORLAM) ends its operations after 10 years of activity. To mark the conclusion of the program, NORLAM organizes a Conference on the 30 May 2017 at 15:00 in Palatul Republicii. On this occasion, the State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ms. Anette Carnarius Elseth, Norwegian Ambassador of Norway to the Republic of Moldova, H.E. Ms. Tove Bruvik Westberg
First Annual Legal Actors Conference held in Chişinău
On the 31st of May, The Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Moldova (NORLAM), in cooperation with the Human Rights Resource Group, launched the very first annual Legal Actors Conference in Chisinau. The main topic for the conference this year was pre-trial detention in the Republic of Moldova.
Announcement: Friday, 26 May at 19:50 the talk-show Bună seara will be broadcasted from Rezina penitentiary
For the first time in Moldova, the well-known interactive socio-political talk-show Bună seara with Mircea Surdu will be broadcasted from an improvised studio in the yard of Rezina penitentiary. Among the invited speakers and audience are persons sentenced to life imprisonment, employees of the Rezina penitentiary, representatives of the leadership of the Department of Penitentiary Institutions and of the Ministry of Justice
Moldova has too many life prisoners per capita and the mechanism of release on parole is deficient
The Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Moldova (NORLAM) organized an international conference on "Life Imprisonment and Release on Parole" on 11 May 2017. The purpose of the conference was to present key findings from two research studies, one conducted worldwide
Discussions with judges, prosecutors and lawyers about the draft law on humanization of penal policy
NORLAM organised four roundtables during 3-7 April, in Chisinau, Balti and Cahul to discuss with judges, prosecutors and lawyers the draft law on humanization of the criminal policy. The speakers in the four roundtables were: Raisa Botezatu (former Judge, Supreme Court), Vladimir Adam (General Prosecutor's Office),
Actions of follow-up based on the Functional Analysis and Assesment of Internal Processes at Rusca Prison were identified together with the employees
Pe data de 23 martie 2017, NORLAM a organizat un seminar cu angajații Penitenciarului nr. 7 – Rusca. Scopul seminarului a fost discutarea acțiunilor care urmează a fi întreprinse ca urmare a  Analizei funcționale și evaluării proceselor interne de lucru
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