The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will monitor the preselection of candidates to the Superior Council of Magistrates (SCM) and the Superior Council of Prosecutors (SCP).
Czeslaw Panko informed about it. He has requested the Head of the Office of the ODIHR Matteo Mecacci to verify the law and observance of the rights of candidates to the two Councils of Justice of Moldova, informs infotag.md.
The Head of the ODIHR informed in a reply letter that he has agreed to observe the preselection to the SCM and the Supreme Court of Justice. The OSCE Office will also verify the compliance of the law with international standards in relation to the candidates who will be subjected to an integrity test.
The law on the pre-screening of candidates for the SCM and the GSP entered into force on March 16. According to the law, a special commission, consisting of Moldovan and international experts – members of the Legal Resource Center Nadezhda Hriptievsky and Tatiana Raducanu, as well as lawyer Vitalie Miron, will conduct the preliminary verification of candidates.
From external partners, the commission includes judicial ethics expert Victoria Henley (USA), former ECHR judge Nona Tsotsoria (Georgia) and former Secretary of the International Criminal Court Herman von Hebel (Holland).