An online seminar on the procedure for the examination of motions on the application and extension of constraint measures was organized on 4 June 2021 by the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the human rights compliant criminal justice system in the Republic of Moldova” in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) of Moldova.
36 prosecutors and investigative judges were brought together at the event.
The seminar was dedicated to enhancing and updating the knowledge on the relevant European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) standards and case-law in the context of application and interpretation of constraint measures. Building the skills in applying and reasoning the concept of reasonable suspicion during the application of pre-trial detention and house arrest procedures was one of the seminar’s major focuses.
The seminar provided an opportunity for the participants to exchange opinions and ideas regarding the procedure for the examination of motions on the application of constraint measures, the courts’ provisions regarding the actions on the application and extension of the constraint measures, the application of the principle of proportionality in the constraint measure procedure in line with ECHR standards and the principle of equality of arms on the access of defense to the materials used by the prosecutors to reason the action on applying the constraint measure procedure.
The seminar discussions were facilitated by the Council of Europe international consultant, Mr Radu Geamanu and Mr Ghenadie Pavliuc, NIJ trainer, judge.
The online seminar took place within the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the human rights compliant criminal justice system in the Republic of Moldova”, which is part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova for 2021-2024.