Nadejda Hriptievschi

Nadejda Hriptievschi is a founder and Program Director at Legal Resources Centre from Moldova (LRCM). LRCM is a not-for profit non-governmental organization based in Chişinău, Republic of Moldova (www.crjm.org). LRCM strives to ensure a qualitative, prompt and transparent delivery of justice and effective observance of civil and political rights in Moldova by combining policy research and advocacy in an independent and non-partisan manner. At LRCM Nadejda is engaged in research and advocacy, as well as fundraising and management of the organization.

Nadejda Hriptievschi has also been a member of the European Commission against Racism and Intelerance (ECRI) since 16 September 2013 (www.coe.int/ecri).

 Nadejda has been a member of the Bar Association of Moldova since June 2011. She serves as consultant on judiciary, criminal justice and human rights for different national and international organisations. She taught human rights at the State University of Moldova from 2010-2012 and criminal procedure between 2008-2009. She served as consultant on legal aid, being closely involved in the legal aid reform in Moldova since 2003. She has worked with the first Public Defender Office in Moldova from 2007 to 2011. She was also engaged in legal aid reforms in Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Mongolia and Ukraine and participated in the creation of the Legal Aid Reformers’ Network – an international information-sharing network of organisations and individuals working to promote the right to legal aid (www.legalaidreform.org). She worked for the Open Society Justice Initiative, Budapest, from January 2003 to December 2006.

Nadejda received a Master of Laws in Comparative Constitutional Law with additional specialisation in Human Rights at the Central European University in July 2001 and a law degree at the State University of Moldova in June 2000.