The fifth edition of the annual Contest of Reports was held on April 9, 2019, at the National Institute of Justice, in a mixed forum of future exponents of the legal professions - judges, prosecutors and lawyers. With the generic title "The Rule of Law in the Republic of Moldova – the perspective of young professionals", the main purpose of the event was to share the views of the NIJ trainees, candidates to the position of judge and prosecutor, as well as trainee lawyers, on the current challenges facing the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova.
The works of the forum were opened by the Director of the National Institute of Justice, Diana Scobioala, the President of the Superior Council of Magistracy, Victor Micu, the Project Coordinator of Freedom House Moldova, Tatiana Puiu and the President of INVENTO, Ana Indoitu.
Immediately after the official opening of the event, the young participants worked in groups, being guided by the tutors Tudor Lazar, the Director of the Center for Organizational Training and Consultancy, Lilia Ionita, expert, Corruption Analysis and Prevention Center, Sabina Cerbu, lawyer, BA “Efrim Rosca & Asociatii ", and Ana Indoitu, President of INVENTO.
The themes of the debates concerned institutional development of the justice system, digital justice systems, out-of-court settlement of disputes and access to legal professions. The discussions were materialized through the elaboration of the reports, which were appreciated by a jury consisting of Angela Motuzoc, President of the Superior Council of Prosecutors, Victor Micu, President of the Superior Council of Magistracy, Anatolie Munteanu, State Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Ecaterina Popa, head of the Training and Research Department of the NIJ, and Iurie Margineanu, Advocacy Training Center.
The event culminated in the adoption of the Resolution of the Young Professionals Forum to be sent to the judiciary decision makers to integrate it into the Justice Sector Reform Strategy Draft.
The Young Professionals Forum was organized by the National Institute of Justice in partnership with the non-governmental organizations Freedom House and INVENTO, with the support of the US State Department.