Moldovan president says country needs justice independent of corruption, which is to do justice
18:34 | 20.03.2023 Category: Official
Chisinau, 20 March /MOLDPRES/ - President Maia Sandu today summoned a meeting of the Supreme Security Council (CSS), given the emergency situation in the justice and certain blockages some corrupt judges of the system put on the way of the cleaning and work of the justice, the presidential press service has reported.
Following the meeting, the CSS members came up with the following decisions and recommendations:
- Speeding up of the creation of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM). CSM is to be functional in 30 days at the latest. The parliament will appoint members non-judges who managed to pass the verification of the external evaluation commission.
- The parliament will prepare the legal framework for the creation of the Anticorruption Court, which is to be functional in three months at the latest. The Anticorruption Corruption will consider the big corruption files and the corruption files in justice.
- The Justice Ministry, National Justice Institute and the new CSM will work together to educate and bring young judges to the system.
In her statements, President Maia Sandu conveyed that the judges have to choose – either to continue to be part of the problem or part of the solution. ‘’Either you look at the reestablishment of justice from aside, or you choose to be part of the processes of cleaning the justice, of regaining of the prestige of the profession of judge, of edifying a strong and independent judicial system,’’ the head of state noted.
President Maia Sandu also said that there were also judges who choose to do their job with dignity, whose voice and involvement are decisive now. They must prove that the power of the judge comes from his/her integrity. ‘’We need a justice independent of corruption, which is to do justice, in order to manage to edify a European Moldova and to reestablish the people’s trust in justice in their own country,’’ the head of state added.