Organizer

Centrul de Resurse Juridice din Moldova
Phone
+373 22 843 601
Email
contact@crjm.org
Website
https://www.crjm.org
Digital Park Chișinău

Location

Digital Park Chișinău
15, Mihai Viteazul
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Date

Sep 15 - 16 2022
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Time

09:15 - 17:00

The Justice and Anticorruption Reforms Forum 2022

One of the most important events dedicated to justice reform and the fight against corruption in the Republic of Moldova will take place on 15 and 16 September in Chisinau. The main actors in the justice sector, the political class, civil society, together with European experts and officials will debate current reform solutions.

The event is conceived as a transparent and professional platform for discussion with the aim of identifying the best directions and solutions for justice reform and the fight against corruption in the Republic of Moldova.

More details, as well as real-time updates on the event, can be followed here or on the Justice Reform and Anti-Corruption Forum Facebook page.

AGENDA

09:15 - 09:30
Event preparations
Registration and connection of online participants

Checking the Forum connection and other technical settings.

09:30 - 10:15
Speeches
Welcome remarks

Maia SANDU, President of the Republic of Moldova
Kent D. LOGSDON, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova
Janis MAZEIKS, Ambassador of the EU to the Republic of Moldova
Vladislav GRIBINCEA, Executive Director, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova

Moderator: Vasile BOTNARU, Vocea Basarabiei Radio

10:30 - 13:00
1st Panel
European integration and conditionality in the justice sector

VOX populi
Informative data, Ilie CHIRTOACĂ, Program Director, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova

Sergiu LITVINENCO, Minister of Justice
Vladimir CUC, Secretary of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
Bilyana WEGERTSEDER, Director, The Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives (teleconference)
Iulian GROZA, Executive Director, Institute for European Policies and Reforms

Moderator: Vasile BOTNARU, Vocea Basarabiei Radio

Talking points:
a. Consequences for the Republic of Moldova being granted the candidate status
b. Main steps and criteria for EU membership
c. Measures to be taken by the Republic of Moldova
d. Main challenges in the field of justice for accession to the EU

Discussions

13:00 - 14:00
Break
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30
Keynote speakers

Natalia GAVRILIȚA, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

Richard NEPHEW, Coordinator on Global Anti-Corruption, U.S. Department of State

Moderator: Alexandru COZER, Jurnal TV

14:30 - 17:00
2nd Panel
Judicial vetting and the Supreme Court of Justice reform

VOX populi
Date informative, Oxana BRIGHIDIN, Legal Advisor, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova

Veronica MIHAILOV-MORARU, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice
Jeroen HOOIJER, Head of Unit, DG Just, European Commission
Herman von HEBEL, President of the Pre-vetting Commission
Alexandru SPOIALĂ, Judge, Association of Judges from Moldova
Marina MATIC, Justice Reform Expert, The World Bank Group (teleconference)
Vladislav GRIBINCEA, Executive Director, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova

Moderator: Alexandru COZER, Jurnal TV

Talking points:
a. The pre-vetting of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM) and the Supreme Council of Prosecutors (SCP) candidates
b. The vetting of judges and prosecutors
c. The interconnection between vetting and other reforms
d. Mitigation of risks related to vetting
e. The concept of reform of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ)
f. Composition, internal organization, and competence of the SCJ
g. Mitigation of risks related to the SCJ reform

Discussions

09:45 - 10:00
Event preparations
Registration and connection of online participants

Checking the Forum connection and other technical settings.

10:00 - 12:30
3rd Panel
Investigation of the grand corruption

VOX populi
Date informative, Victoria MEREUȚĂ, Legal Advisor, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova

Sergiu LITVINENCO, Minister of Justice
Veronica DRAGALIN, Chief Prosecutor, Anti-corruption Prosecution Office of Moldova
Iulian RUSU, Director, National Anticorruption Centre
Liuba ȘEVCIUC, Co-Founder and Video Producer, CU SENS
Vladislav GRIBINCEA, Executive Director, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova

Moderator: Mariana RAȚĂ, TV8

Talking points:
a. Successful investigations of grand corruption cases
b. Independence and efficiency of the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office
c. The relationship between the National Anticorruption Centre and the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office
d. The cooperation between anti-corruption agencies
e. Investigation of corruption from the justice system
f. Use of Big Data in the investigation of grand corruption

Discussions

12:30 - 14:00
Break
Lunch break
14:00 - 16:30
4th Panel
Effective sanctioning of corruption

VOX populi
Informative data, Andrei NASU, Legal Advisor, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova

Veronica MIHAILOV-MORARU, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice
Olesea STAMATE, Chair, Legal Committee of the Parliament
Ion MUNTEANU, Deputy Chief, Anti-corruption Prosecution Office
Kristin ROSELLA, Partner, Global Diligence (teleconference)
Ilie CHIRTOACĂ, Program Director, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova

Moderator: Valentina URSU, Vocea Basarabiei Radio

Talking points:
a. The most effective sanctions for corruption
b. Extended confiscation of assets
c. Enforceability of sanctions in cases of corruption
d. Other anti-corruption measures

Discussions

16:30 - 17:00
Conclusions

Vladislav GRIBINCEA, Executive Director, Legal Resources Centre from Moldova
Veronica MIHAILOV-MORARU, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice

Moderator: Valentina URSU, Vocea Basarabiei Radio

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