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100 hours of free consultations on human rights protection in the field of health care

03.10.2014

The team of Human Rights Embassy launched the project "Bringing Human Rights to Patients and Health Care Providers", during which they will provide free legal assistance to victims of human rights violations in the field of health care.

The project "Human Rights in Health Care" was developed and will be implemented by international human rights organization Human Rights Embassy with the support of Soros Foundation-Moldova. The project aims to promote respect for human rights standards in the field of health care throughout Moldova (including the Transnistrian region).

"The project includes 100 hours of free legal aid to victims of human rights violations in the field of health care. During the project "Human Rights in Health Care" the experts – lawyers and attorneys – will provide free consultations and primary legal aid to victims of human rights violations in the field of health care (both patients and health care providers) to promote access to justice. To make an appointment with an expert (attorney/lawyer) for free consultation, please call: +373 79978260 or +373 22 920 700. The period of providing free consultations is limited, so we ask the interested persons to contact us in a timely manner" – said Lela Metreveli, the executive director of Human Rights Embassy.

As a result, the project team of Human Rights Embassy hopes to identify at least two cases of human rights violations in the field of health care, which could form the basis of strategic litigation, and potentially lead to positive changes at the system level.

"Now we are waiting for the appeals of the victims of human rights violations or restrictions in the field of health care (both patients and health care providers) to provide free consultations/primary legal aid. The priority in our work will be given to the most vulnerable groups – people living with HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis, people requiring palliative care, ethnic minorities, members of the LGBT community, women, single mothers, migrants, unemployed, people with intellectual disabilities or mental problems, drug users and others. Nevertheless, this list can and should be extended to all individuals who need our help regarding the compliance with human rights standards in the field of health care throughout Moldova (including the Transnistrian region)"- said Lela Metrevely.

Contacts:

Human Rights Embassy
Tel: + 373 22 920 700 // 0697 19 808
E-mail: info@humanrightsembassy.org / l.metreveli@humanrightsembassy.org

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