Within the framework of the plenary session, the Supreme Council considered and adopted amendments and addendum to the Constitutional Law "On the Prosecutor's Office of Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic" in the first reading, as well as amendments in the Arbitration and Civil Procedure Codes and the Code of Administrative Offenses. According to the Prosecutor of the republic, the author of the legislative initiatives Anatoly Guretsky, it is a matter of specifying a number of norms of the current law regarding the implementation of the supervisory functions of the prosecutor's office.
Anatoly Guretsky explained that recent years the powers of the prosecutor's office have repeatedly been limited. Today, the system needs to be improved. In his view, the adoption of laws will be the first step in this direction.
The Legislative Committee supported the initiatives. At the same time,
Galina Antiufeeva noted that the amendments caused ambiguous attitude of the judiciary.
In particular, the Chairmen of the Supreme and Arbitration Courts did not support the initiative. In the opinion of Vladimir Rymar and Alexander Kiyko, the amendments and addendum are of unsystematic nature, and they also conflict with the norms of the Constitution concerning the competence of the judiciary.
Deputy Ilya Vasiliev drew attention to the fact that the issue of the role and place of the prosecutor's office in the legal system has been discussed for over 20 years and still remains open to a large extent.
As a result, the parliamentarians supported the introduced law-in-draft in the first reading. The work on it will continue, taking into account the comments and suggestions.