Three judges accepted the publication of the Pre-Vetting Commission’s decisions

Three of the four judges who had received the result of the Pre-Vetting Commission’s assessment earlier this week accepted the publication of the substantiated decisions. Vasile Șchiopu, judge at the Ungheni Court and candidate for the CSM, and Sergiu Caraman, judge at the Criuleni Court and candidate for the SCM and in the Performance Evaluation Bourd, and Ecaterina Buzu, candidate for SCM and judge at the Orhei Court, notified the Commission of their agreement to publish the text of the decisions. Candidate Sergiu Osoianu, judge at the Straseni Court, used his legal right to refuse publication. The decisions were placed on the Commission’s website in a depersonalized form and will also be published on the website of the Superior Council of Magistracy.

Pursuant to art. 14 para. (1) of Law No. 26/2022 regarding some measures related to the selection of candidates for the position of member in the self-administration bodies of judges and prosecutors, the candidate is entitled to appeal this decision in the Supreme Court of Justice, within 5 days from receiving the decision. At this stage of assessment of the judicial candidates for the SCM, 5 candidates passed the Commission’s evaluation, 12 were disqualified by failing the evaluation, and the Commission is to issue decisions on 11 more candidates among carrier judges.