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01 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33799)  

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Title Public Consultation on the Draft Action Plan to implement the Strategy of Justice Sector Reform 
Description A working group set up by the MoJ is working on the elaboration of the Action Plan to further implementation of the reform of the justice sector of the Republic of Moldova. The MoJ requested organisation of a round of public consultations on the Draft Action Plan on 16 November 2011. 
Status Completed 
Date 16/11/2011 
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 – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Ensuring Justice
Programme ☆ II.1.1  Independence and efficiency of Justice

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
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1 http://coe.md  
Last Modified 10/01/2012 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33799) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Organising public consultation on the Draft Action Plan to implement the Strategy of Justice Sector Reform 2011 – 2016 
Output/Results The Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova organised the Public Consultation on the Draft Action Plan to implement the Strategy of Justice Sector Reform 2011 – 2016.

In his opening speech the Minister of Justice, Mr. Oleg Efrim underlined that the purpose of this Strategy is to build an accessible, efficient, independent, transparent, professional and responsible to society justice system, which would correspond to the European standards, ensure the rule of law and respect for human rights. Mr. Dirk Lorenz, the Political Officer for the EU Delegation in Moldova noted the importance of the debated document and stressed that a proper coordination mechanism for implementation of the reform would be of an utmost importance. He also expressed the hope that the political processes in the country will not endanger the implementation of the reform. Mr. Ghenadie Barba, the Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Moldova also emphasised the importance of a coordination mechanism to implement the reform and suggested the signing of an institutional agreement among the reform stakeholders which would ensure a proper distribution of roles and responsibilities in the framework of the reform implementation. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The representatives of the working group responsible for the elaboration the draft Action Plan presented the areas of specific intervention and measures to be taken within each of the 7 Pillars of the Strategy. Participants exchanged their views on the proposed measures and made the first proposals and suggestions to the Draft Action Plan. Mr. Dovydas Vitkautkas, CoE expert, presented his first comments on the Draft Action Plan, which shall be further improved as a result of conducted consultations.

During the event the Assessment Report on Coordination and Management Mechanisms for Justice Sector Reform in Moldova which was recently delivered by the CoE expert Mr. Thomas Thomsen was presented to the participants. 
Participants Representatives of the working group responsible for the elaboration the draft Action Plan, judicial stakeholders, representatives of the Council of Europe, NGOs and development partners. 
Consultants/Experts Mr. Dovydas Vitkautkas (Lithuania) 
CoE Secretariat Ruslan Grebencea 
Total No. Participants 60 
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