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Justice minister presented activity report of one year after assuming mandate

13:20 | 08.08.2022 Category: Social

Chisinau, August 8 /MOLDPRES/- The appointment of a new head of the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office, the establishment of the pre-vetting commission, the investigation of several exponents of oligarchic groups and the amendment of the legislation that facilitates the extensive confiscation of illegally obtained assets, are among the achievements listed by Minister of Justice Sergiu Litvineco in the report presented at one year after taking over the mandate.

In the last year, the cleaning of institutions in the field of justice of persons with a lack of integrity and a low degree of professional performance was started. "For this we established the pre-vetting commission, which verifies the integrity of all aspirants to the positions of members in the CSM, CSP and their colleges. By the end of the year we must have a new CSM and a new CSP. These would be the first cleared forums that will have to ensure, in parallel with other measures, the sanitization of the system of prosecutors and judges. We ensured the independence of the Prosecutor's Office and the prosecutors, above all from oligarchic clans and interest groups. As a result, investigations have been started against the leaders or exponents of all oligarchic groups," said the minister.

He specified that in the same period a series of legislative acts were adopted, which facilitate the extensive confiscation of illegally obtained assets and improve the mechanism for the recovery of criminal assets. Also, the legislation was amended in order to allow the trial of the defendants who fled or who are not in the country. Thus, all the legal conditions were created for those who stole to be convicted and their wealth to be confiscated.

"The asset declaration mechanism has been streamlined. Sanctions for political and electoral corruption have been tightened, as well as sanctions for illegal funding of parties," the minister added.

The Head of Justice mentioned that the priority for the current year is the promotion of the draft law for the reform of the Supreme Court of Justice, so that it becomes a cassation institution, has restricted powers and ensures, first of all, the standardization of judicial practice and its compliance by to the courts. Also, the number of SCJ judges will be reduced, and those who will be appointed to the new composition of the SCJ will have to pass a mandatory check of integrity and professionalism. The bill for the external evaluation of judges and prosecutors will also be promoted.

On August 6, 2021, the investiture ceremony of the Government led by Natalia Gavrilița took place. Today, the Cabinet of Ministers presented the activity report, called "A year of governance in solidarity with the people".

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