Judge Sergiu Osoianu Fails Reevaluation for CSM Membership

The reevaluation of Judge Sergiu Osoianu, a candidate for the position of member in the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM), has been finalised, according to an announcement by the Pre-Vetting Commission.

According to the presented data, the candidate did not pass the reevaluation as he does not meet the financial and ethical integrity criteria. The decision has been communicated to both the candidate and the CSM, the institution responsible for organising the competition.

The decision regarding the reevaluation will be made public only with the candidate's consent, who has 48 hours to inform the Commission whether he accepts or opposes the publication. In the absence of notification, the decision will be posted on the Commission's website in a depersonalised form, in both Romanian and English. The candidate did not request a hearing in a public session during the reevaluation process.

Following the Supreme Court of Justice's decisions on August 1, 2023, and January 29, 2024, which ordered the reevaluation of 22 candidates for the position of member in the Superior Council of Magistracy or the Superior Council of Prosecutors, the Pre-Vetting Commission has thus far concluded the reevaluation of 16 candidates.

Among these, one female candidate passed, 14 did not pass the reevaluation (including three candidates who withdrew from the competition during the process), and in one case, the Commission ceased the reevaluation process. Currently, the Commission is conducting the reevaluation of 6 candidates for the position of member in CSM.

Translation by Iurie Tataru

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