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Support to the justice reform in the Republic of Moldova

Project Description
The goal of the project is to increase the independence, professionalism, and transparency of the judiciary in the Republic of Moldova and support the implementation of the justice reform in line with European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) Opinions, Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) compliance report, and other European standards. The project is funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.
Specific Objective
The project is structured in four components that will work towards the following objectives:
- improvement of the legal framework implementing the Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2022 – 2025;
- reform of the Superior Council of Magistracy and Superior Council of Prosecutors by supporting the exercise of their powers in line with the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova;
- advance judicial training for judges and prosecutors;
- at enhancing the capacity of the Constitutional Court.
Expected Results
1. The Justice Sector Reform Strategy is further implemented, and the legal framework is in line with European standards and commitments.
2. The judicial and prosecutorial self-governing bodies exercise their competences to select, appoint, promote, transfer, suspend and remove judges and prosecutors in an effective, objective and transparent manner in line with European standards.
3. The National Institute of Justice provides enhanced judicial training for judges and prosecutors through improved curricula and internal processes allowing for a more transparent and impartial selection of new judges and prosecutors and for better training capacities in line with the 2022 TAIEX recommendations.
4. Constitutional justice is enhanced through increased legal capacities of members and staff of the Constitutional court and increased accessibility of Constitutional Court rulings via a new database.
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