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Candidates willing to study at National Justice Institute of Moldova to have to submit wealth and interests declaration

21:15 | 29.06.2022 Category: Social

Chisinau, 29 June /MOLDPRES/ - Candidates to the contest on admission to the National Justice Institute (INJ) will be obliged to submit a declaration of personal assets and interests, in the same conditions as the civil servants, judges or prosecutors. The government approved a draft law to this end today.  

„The document sees a string of essential amendments which regard the activity and accession to INJ. First of all, the candidates to the contest on admission to INJ will be obliged to submit a declaration of personal wealth and interests. Thus, we will ensure the transparency of the wealth of the future judges and prosecutors, just starting from their professional education. From the very beginning, they will be subjected to the exigencies of a climate of public integrity. Moreover, the declarations of wealth, submitted at the accession to INJ, will serve as starting point for the assessment of the wealth of the future judges and prosecutors, which will allow identifying potential corruption acts,’’ Justice Minister Sergiu Litvinenco said at the cabinet meeting.   

According to the Justice Ministry, the draft’s goal is to improve more administrative aspects as to the composition, selection and work of the INJ’s leadership bodies, which will ensure the proportional representativeness of the justice system’s administration bodies. In this respect, decision-makers will establish an equal number the members of the INJ Board, nominated by the Superior Council of Magistracy and Superior Council of Prosecutors; will give powers to Moldova’s president to nominate a member at the INJ Board, proceeding from his//her personal powers in terms of judges’ career. Also, the level of the courts and prosecutor’s offices, within which the members of the INJ Board could be nominated, will be clearly envisaged, in order to ensure the objective criterion of representativeness of judges and prosecutors per the judicial system and the one of the prosecutor’s office.       

The consolidation of the national justice institute is contained in the action plan on the implementation of the strategy of ensuring the independence and integrity of the justice sector for 2022-2025.

Photo: Justice Ministry.

 

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