Support to the Moldovan Criminal Justice Sector (2016-2017)
ABA ROLI works to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the criminal justice system in Moldova, by helping improve the defense bar’s advocacy skills, provide human rights trainings and support the effective application of the revised criminal and criminal procedure codes. ABA ROLI works mainly with private practice attorneys, legal interns and law students. The main goal is to help build the institutional capacity of the defense bar, the Union of Lawyers, enabling it to better serve its members and to ensure practicing attorneys’ comply with professional standards. ABA ROLI helps create professional development opportunities for lawyers, to ensure both competent representation of clients and equality of arms in the adversarial judicial process. Since 2014, ABA ROLI has worked hand-in-hand with the Moldovan Prosecutorial Service to build key capacities in management, leadership and strategic planning with the service’s leadership and chief prosecutors.