The Prosecutor Vetting Commission will cooperate closely with the Superior Council of Prosecutors (SCP) to ensure a smooth and efficient vetting process of individuals subject to external evaluation. This was agreed at a joint meeting between the members of the Commission 3 and the SCP’s members.

We, at the Prosecutor Vetting Commission, look forward to working with the SCP to conduct transparent and fair evaluations of senior and specialized prosecutors to be evaluated for ethical and financial integrity under Law 252.”, Christopher Lehmann, the Chairman of the Prosecutor Vetting Commission stated.

Mr. Lehmann also stressed the Commission’s willingness to communicate openly with the subjects of evaluation. To support them to properly fill out the required declarations, the Prosecutor Vetting Commission recently published on its website the answers to a series of questions received from current prosecutors. The Commission has also provided subjects with a sample completed form to guide them when filing out their own declarations.

The SCP’s Chairman, Dumitru Obada agreed that open dialog and proactive approach to work is the key. He welcomed the idea of meeting periodically in order to assess the progress of evaluation procedure and discuss what every involved party should do to meet the statutory deadlines or even expedite some processes, when possible. However, sides agreed that each evaluation should be carried out very meticulously and observing all legal procedures, particularly when one’s career and reputation is at stake.