Justice sector reform in the Republic of Moldova began with the adoption of the Justice Sector Reform Strategy for 2011-2016, being extended by Parliament Decision no. 259 of 08.12.2016 on ensuring the continuity of reforms in the justice sector, until 31.12 .2017.
Continuity of justice sector reform is a natural process. Thus, by the Order of the Minister of Justice no. 383 of May 12, 2017, a working group (WG) was created to develop a new policy document to ensure the continuity of reform in the justice sector. The composition of the WG, which can be found in the Annex to the Order, includes representatives of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the Presidency of the Republic of Moldova, the General Prosecutor's Office, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Superior Council of Magistracy, the National Anticorruption Center, other public authorities and institutions, also foreign partners and civil society organizations.
In 2017, the Ministry of Justice organized two meetings on the launch of the new policy document and the presentation of strategic directions that were developed following the recommendations of reports on various areas within the past strategy (JSRS ) in 2011-2016, as well as proposals from WG members.
Thus, on May 29, 2017, the process of drafting a new policy document took place in order to continue the process of reforming the justice sector.
During this meeting, the representatives of the Ministry of Justice presented the criteria for drafting the new document, asking the guests to decide on the issues of the document. At the same time, an email address was created for the institutions involved to submit their own proposals and comments regarding the way they see each process.
The key terms of the hearing were practical strategy, real strategy, tangible results, measurable results, the interests of the litigant.
Regarding the second hearing, it took place on November 17, 2017. During the meeting, the framework of the New Strategy was presented, developed based on the proposals and suggestions received by the Ministry of Justice, following the request of the first hearing. At the same time, it does not mean that those interested could not intervene with suggestions. In this regard, a deadline was also given for their formulation.
The new Strategy will mainly represent actions for the application and implementation of the normative framework approved within the JSRS 2011-2016, representing a continuity of the previously started reforms.
Round table: mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on reforms in the justice sector, strategic allocation of resources
Meeting of Working Group No. 1
Meeting of Working Group No. 2