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The Superior Council of Magistracy Receives Guidelines for Well-Reasoned, Merit-Based Judicial Selections

To meet the public’s demand for a more fair and transparent process for judges’ selection and promotion, Open Justice developed and submitted Guidelines to the SCM on the reasoning of the SCM decisions on...

Moldovan Judges Train Other Judges in the Field of Judicial Ethics

On April 4–5, 2019, the members of the SCM’s JEC and 14 Moldovan judges took part in a two-day interactive training session to improve their own critical thinking skills when assessing ethical issues while...

The Judicial Ethics Commission Issues First Advisory Opinion on Ethics

On April 22, 2019, the Superior Council of Magistracy’s (SCM’s) Judicial Ethics Commission (JEC) issued an advisory opinion about judges’ impartiality, following a written request from a judge to clarify the phrase “other persons...

E-File Module Launched in the Cahul Court Of Appeal and the Cahul District Court

On April 1, 2019, Open Justice launched the piloting of the newly developed E-File Module, which allows attorneys to submit claims online. Twenty attorneys from the Cahul Bar took part in the piloting process....

Open Justice Pilots the Integrated Case Management System in Eleven Moldovan Courts

In January 2019, USAID’s Open Justice Project, in close cooperation with Moldovan counterparts, piloted the new Integrated Case Management System (ICMS) in three courts in southern Moldova. Between March and June 2019, the Project...

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF JUDICIAL SELECTION IN MOLDOVA

On November 27–28, 2017, Open Justice short-term consultants conducted a two-day workshop on the selection, transfer, and evaluation of judges.

OPEN JUSTICE SUPPORTS EVENTS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING ACCESS TO JUSTICE

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Open Justice took part in a public lecture in Balti on November 24, 2017.

HACKATHON LEADS TO INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO ACCESS TO JUSTICE ISSUES

USAID’s Open Justice team joined the Association for Efficient and Responsible Governance (AGER) in organizing the second edition of the national justice hackathon.

BUSINESS COMMUNITY CONSULTED ON THE TYPE OF JUDICIAL INFORMATION TO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE

On October 31, 2017, the Open Justice Project organized a roundtable with representatives of the Moldovan business community to discuss the kinds of legal information they would like to access online.

WORKING GROUPS — CATALYSTS OF CHANGE

Within the first three months of the Project’s implementation, the Open Justice team led in the creation of two Working Groups to spearhead improvements on the existing Case Management System (CMS).

OPEN JUSTICE LEADS THE WAY AND SIGNS A NEW MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

On August 4, Open Justice signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its key stakeholders - the Ministry of Justice and the Superior Council of Magistracy.

ONLINE ACCESS TO JUDICIARY INFORMATION — KEY TO TRANSPARENCY AND EFFICIENCY

On July 28, 2017, Open Justice kicked off the implementation of the project by conducting a public forum on access to information in the judiciary
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