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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33261)  

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Title Expert assessment of the draft Strategy for Justice Sector Reform (SJSR) 
Description A working group set up by the MoJ produced the Strategy of further reform of the justice sector of the Republic of Moldova. A round of public consultations has been launched by the MoJ and the CoE has been requested to provide expert assistance. 
Status Completed 
Date 18/07/2011 - 15/08/2011 
Location Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Countries CoE Members: Republic of Moldova
  Joint Programme Activity - MLD-DemSupport
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP MLD-DemSupport - Democracy Support Programme    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2444   Legislative assessment
Expected Result 1.1 - Preparing assessment reports for priority sectors and legislative expertises by CoE of significant legislative initiatives.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Ensuring Justice
Programme ☆ II.1.1  Independence and efficiency of Justice

Working Method

Legislative Expertise 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners Ministry of Justice - National Institution
Superior Council of Magistrates - National Institution
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1 http://coe.md  
Last Modified 12/01/2012 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33261) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The project provided continuous and valuable support to the process of drawing up the Draft Strategy for Justice Sector Reform and its fine-tuning.

Between July and October 2011 most efforts were focused on assisting the Moldovan Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in the process of drawing up the Strategy for Justice Sector Reform for the period 2011-2016 (SJSR). The MoJ set up several sectoral working groups (on the judiciary, criminal procedure, public prosecutors’ service etc.) including one responsible for coordination and drawing up the SJSR. After receiving a request for assistance form the MoJ and in order to facilitate the accomplishment of working groups’ tasks, the Democracy Support Programme organised expert participation, information exchange and other support activities.

By this and other activities related to the Strategy for Justice Sector Reform the project established solid grounds for co-operation with the Ministry of Justice and other stakeholders concerning the CoE's involvement in elaboration of key laws and framework documents in relation to reforms of the judiciary, law-enforcement and prosecution. 
Output/Results Two CoE experts draw up assessment reports with recommendations for improving the draft Strategy for Justice Sector Reform 2011-2016 and for its future implementation. The reports have been translated, submitted to all relevant stakeholders and discussed in a number of subsequent meetings and public debates.

The SJSR was approved as a law by the Moldovan Parliament on 25 November 2011. 
Conclusions/Follow Up As a result of these and other activities the draft SJSR and such important elements as its implementation action plan, coordination and monitoring mechanisms, financing etc. were thoroughly assessed by European experts and advice was provided in order to improve the concept and content of the document. The SJSR was approved in October by the Government and presented to Parliament for discussion and adoption as a law. 
Participants The leadership of the MoJ, European experts, representatives of the Council of Europe Office and of the European Union Delegation in Moldova, as well as representatives of various judicial bodies, law enforcement agencies, civil society organisations, development partners and academia participated in public consultations. 
Consultants/Experts Mr Cristi Danilet (Romania)
Ms Tamar Tomashvili (Georgia) 
CoE Secretariat Leonid Antohi 
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