The Pre-Vetting Commission heard today, October 27, 2022, three candidates from the 23 remaining in the competition for the position of member of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM). The candidates from among career judges Vitalie Stratan, from the Chișinău Court, Head Office, Iurie Bejenaru and Anatolie Țurcan, from the Supreme Court of Justice, were interviewed in terms of financial and ethical integrity.
During the hearings, the members of the Commission asked the candidates several clarifying questions related to the incomes and assets owned, based on the information obtained from public and private sources, as well as the previous communication with them. In the case of candidate judges Iurie Bejenaru and Anatolie Țurcan, Commission member Tatiana Răducanu did not participate in the evaluation, as a result of the declaration of abstention. Following the evaluation procedure, the Commission is to issue a substantiated decision regarding whether the candidate passed or failed the evaluation.
The entire process was documented by video and audio, except for the deliberations, which took place behind closed doors, and the recordings will be available in Romanian and English on the website of the Pre-Vetting Commission www.vetting.md under the section Transparency/Hearings in 24 hours.
On Friday, October 28, three other candidates for positions in the CSM will be heard:
- Angela Bostan, magistrate at the Chișinău Court of Appeal (10:00 a.m.)
- Sergiu Osoianu, judge at the Strășeni Court (1:00 p.m.)
- Vladislav Holban, judge at the Chișinău District Court, Center headquarters (4:00 p.m.)
We remind you that the hearings take place in the context of the process of financial and ethical evaluation of the integrity of candidates for the position of member in the self-administration bodies of judges and prosecutors, in accordance with Law no. 26/2022. They are held in public, and representatives of civil society, the media and the public can participate by notifying the Commission’s Secretariat in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.