The Pre-Vetting Commission informs the public opinion about the adoption of the decision on the non-promotion of the evaluation by the judge at the Chisinau Court of Appeal, Iurie Cotruță, as a result of his withdrawal from the contest for the position of member of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM).
The decision was brought to the attention of the SCM and the candidate, who refused publication. According to the law, the SCM publishes the decisions of the Commission on its website, in a depersonalized form, unless the candidate refuses to make the decision public.
According to Law No 26/2022 on some measures related to the selection of candidates for membership in the self-administrative bodies of judges and prosecutors, the withdrawal of a candidate from the competition after the institution responsible for organizing the elections or the competition has sent the list of candidates to the Commission, is equivalent to the non-promotion of the evaluation, regardless of the reason given by the candidate.
A total number of 23 candidates remained in the contest for the position of member of the Superior Council of Magistracy, three of whom were heard by the Commission on 7 October 2022.