Bill to amend Constitution article on judiciary can be adopted, CC

The Constitutional Court (CC) of the Republic of Moldova presented its opinion on the bill to amend and supplement the Constitution, namely about the amendments that refer to the judicial system. The Court held that the bill meets the revision conditions and can be presented to Parliament for examination. It can be adopted but not earlier than six months of the presentation of the proposal, IPN reports.

CC president Domnica Manole said the challenge over the bill was filed by the Government on October 1, 2020. It was established that the proposal to review the Constitution meets the legal procedures and the temporal revision limits set by the Constitution.

The Court’s opinion is definitive and cannot be appealed. It comes into force when it is adopted and is published in the Official Gazette. CC judge Sergiu Țurcan formulated a separate opinion.

Earlier, the CC disapproved of the bill to amend the Constitution. As a result, the Government on September 30 approved a new bill to exclude the initial term of five years on the appointment of judges. Also, it provided that the President can one time reject the candidate proposed by the Superior Council of Magistracy and that the Council will consists of 12 members, six of whom will be judges chosen by the General Assembly of Judges.

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