Justice Minister Tudorel Toader on Monday asked the Chamber of Deputies for information about justice legislation and the amendments to the criminal codes in order to get prepared for the evaluation mission under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).
“A delegation will come in for the CVM evaluation, March 14-16. Mr Minister’s request is that Parliament should make certain information available to him by March 1. The role of the Standing Bureau is to forward the request to the Judicial Committee, with the committee expected to provide an answer to the justice minister within the agreed term,” Secretary of the Chamber of Deputies Georgian Pop said at the end of a meeting of the Standing Bureau.
Toader submitted a letter to the Chamber of Deputies informing that the European Commission’s representative in Romania announced that the next CVM evaluation mission will take place March 14-16.
“In order to get adequately prepared for the evaluation mission, including for the purpose of drawing up the progress report, we would appreciate the receipt of information from the Chamber of Deputies for the reference period September 2017 – February 2018,” reads Toader’s letter.
He also mentions that the justice legislation and the amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure are one of the most important themes at this time for the European Commission’s assessment of the sustainability and irreversibility of progress made by Romania with judiciary reform.
That is why he is asking Parliament for information on the progress of the legislative process for these laws, including aspects related to participants in debates, debate transparency, political party appropriating the amendments put forth, the Supreme Council of Magistrates and the professional associations of magistrates.