The Code of Ethics and Deportment for the deputies is baseless and contains many elements of corruption. This is the conclusion made by the Center for Analysis and Prevention Corruption (CAPC) experts after the expertise of the draft of Code of Ethics and Deportment for the members of Moldovan Parliament.
Moreover, the analytics group identified that the draft contains many elements of corruption as well as mechanisms of sanctioning the deputies, the procedure of election of the Ethics Commissioner, and the fact that the majority of electors would be in the parliamentary fractions due the elections of the Commissioner.
The expert of law Mariana Kalughin claims that the project does not include any mechanism for challenging the sanctions of deputies.
Sometimes it's important not only to see the procedure was done correctly, but also to be sure that there were enough evidences for such sanctioning.
The authors argue that the project needs also to be reviewed because of the linguistic formulations of the bill: "The text is not concise enough; there are many expressions that are inappropriate for the legislative techniques and the language of laws. The bill needs also to be rewritten according to the spelling and punctuation rules. The authors should be guided by the Law № 780 (27.12.2001) on the legislative acts".
The Code sets out standards of comportment for the officials and those standards will be obligatory. The purpose of the bill is to regulate the behavior of the deputies during the period of their duties in the Parliament, to ensure the transparency and the accountability necessary to strengthen public trust in the deputies’ performances; recognizing the fact that working in Parliament means to be trusted by public.
The project provides for the establishment of the Ethics Commissioner, but also contains rules that regulate the investigation, examination and sanctioning the ethics violations committed by the deputies. The bill’s initiative belongs to the Liberal-Democratic Party deputy Tudor Deliu. This initiative will be discussed in the Parliament.