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Republic of Moldova - forthcoming opinion on the Draft law on Prosecution service

05/02/2015 - 06/02/2015

Chisinau - A delegation of the Venice Commission visited the Republic of Moldova to hold discussions with representatives of the authorities (the Ministry of Justice, the Parliament, the General Prosecutor’s Office, and the Prosecutorial Council) as well as of the association of prosecutors and the civil society. Meetings were also held with International Organisations’ representatives in Chisinau.
The delegation included one expert of the Council of Europe’s Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law and a representative of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). A joint opinion was subsequently prepared in view of the 102nd plenary meeting of the Venice Commission (20-21 March 2015).

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