For two days, on the 8 and 9 of July 2020, the annual conference of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) "Marking 70 years of the ECHR in critical times” is occurring.


On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Director of the National Institute of Justice, Diana Scobioala, participated online in the General Assembly of the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) of magistracy schools in the Member States of the European Union.


The management of the National Institute of Justice operates in accordance with the principles of the Quality Management System (QMS). The external surveillance audit, which took place in May 2020 and aimed to assess how the QMS continues to meet the requirements, maintained the certification of compliance with the international standards SM SR EN ISO 9001:2016 / ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 21001:2018.


The National Institute of Justice continues to provide professional training courses online. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, were held simultaneously four continuous training activities, attended by judges, prosecutors, legal assistants, and clerks.


A group of judges and prosecutors participated on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the continuous training course "Environmental assessment - practical applicability and legal effects".


Non-discrimination and equality was the subject of the webinar that took place on Thursday, April 30, 2020, and which brought together judicial assistants, clerks and prosecutor’s consultants.


At the National Institute of Justice „face-to-face” training activities changed online. In addition to the e-learning courses provided on the ILIAS platform of the NIJ, during this period are also held some seminars scheduled in the Modular Plan for continuous training. Thus, on April 21 and 22, 2020, nine judges and nine prosecutors participated in the professional development course dedicated to financial-accounting expertise.


On Friday, April 3, 2020, the National Institute of Justice in partnership with the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) launched the virtual pilot training course "Alternatives measures to detention". Developed by the HELP team and adapted in accordance with the national legal framework, it is intended for judges, prosecutors, court staff, prosecutor's consultants, as well as lawyers who provide state-guaranteed legal aid.


Although "face-to-face" training activities have been temporarily suspended, the National Institute of Justice comes with an alternative in order to harness the potential of e-learning.


With the unanimous vote of the ten members present at the meeting of the NIJ Council, Diana Scobioala was elected for the next five years as the Director of the National Institute of Justice.