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01 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33411)  

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Title Public debates on the draft laws on the Reform of Justice System and Criminal Procedure, 6-7 September 2011. 
Description Public debates on the raft laws on the Reform of the Justice System and Criminal Procedure, 6-7 September 2011. 
Status Completed 
Date 06/09/2011 - 07/09/2011 
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 1.3 - Conducting conferences/seminars for the purpose of public information and discussion of the results of assessment visits and actions proposed by the working groups.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.1 – Ensuring Protection of Human Rights
Programme ☆ I.1.3  Enhancing the effectiveness of the ECHR system at national and European level

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
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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Last Modified 12/01/2012 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33411) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The objectives of the activity were to present and discuss the proposed amendments to the laws related to judicial system and the criminasl procedure in Moldova, to provide recommendations to the draft law and specific measures in the Action Plan for implementing Strategy for Justice Sector Reform, as well as to share international experiences on implementing the reform of judicial systems and criminal procedure.
Output/Results The first day was dedicated to debates on the amendments to the legal framework of the Moldovan Judicial System elaborated and proposed by the working group created within the Ministry of Justice. The amendments aimed at improving such aspects of the organisation and functioning of the judicial system as optimisation of the court map, revision of the role of the court president and administrator, unification of the judicial practice, judges’ performance evaluation and others.
During the second day the debates focused on the proposed amendments to the most important aspects of the criminal procedure such as initiation of a criminal investigation and division of competences at pre-trial phase, operative activities and the criminal investigation, competences of prosecutors and criminal investigation officers and others.
The events took place with participation of experts from Georgia, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, countries which successfully implemented democratic reforms in the respective sectors. The experts shared their best practices and lessons learned to Moldovan colleagues.
Conclusions/Follow Up At the end of each event participants have formulated concrete conclusions and proposals on the amendments. The proposals have been incorporated in the current wording of the draft laws before their submission to the Government, which took place several weeks after.
The Joint Programme continued its assistance to the working groups by contracting CoE experts to deliver experts’ opinions on the improved versions of the draft laws. 
Participants Representatives of the leadership of the MoJ, members of the Working Groups which developed the amendments to the existing legal framework of the justice system and criminal oprocedure, as well as representatives of various law enforcement agencies, international organisations, civil society etc. 
CoE Secretariat Mr. Ruslan Grebencea 
Total No. Participants 54 
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