The hearing of the new group of non-judge candidates to the SCM begins

The Pre-Vetting Commission will conduct, between July 14 and 21, 2023, the hearings of candidates from the new group of non-judges, nominated by the Parliament for the position of member in the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM). The interviews will start on Friday, July 14, with the hearing of Aliona Corcenco, at 10:00 a.m., and of Veaceslav Guțan, scheduled for 12:00 p.m., and will continue on July 19, 20 and 21.The exact time of the hearings will be announced additionally.

The hearings will be held in the premises of the National Institute of Justice, room 108 (Alexandru Ion Cuza) (M. Kogălniceanu street corner with Serghei Lazo street 1). Civil society, media representatives and the general public can participate by notifying the Commission Secretariat in advance at

The Commission notes that live streaming, as well as taking pictures during the entire sessions is prohibited. The Secretariat of the Commission will provide interested journalists with photos during the hearings, and the recordings of the hearings will be placed on the website of the Commission in the section Transparency -> Hearings and the YouTube channel within 24 hours after the end of the hearings.

We recall that following the decision of the Legal, Appointments and Immunities Committee of 5 May 2023, the Parliament forwarded to the Pre-Vetting Commission the list of nine non-judicial candidates for Superior Council of Magistrates membership. These include self-employed lawyers, attorneys and representatives of civil society and academia, who will go through the Pre-Vetting Commission’s financial and ethical integrity evaluation process in order to become eligible to run for a position of permanent member to the SCM.