Born on February 24, 1971 in Chisinau
Family status: Married, with 2 children
President of the Constitutional Court (October 2011 – present);
Judge of the Constitutional Court (April 2011 – present);
Minister of Justice (September 2009 – May 2011);
Associated Law Office “Hanganu, Tănase and Partners”, Associate Lawyer (2007 – 2009);
Law Office “Alexandru Tănase”, Lawyer (June 2005 – 2007);
Centre of Juridical Studies and Policies, Juridical Consultant (April 2005 – June 2005);
SOROS Foundation - Moldova, Justice Programme, Project manager (April 2003 – April 2005);
United Nations Development Programme, National Consultant, Project focused at providing “Support for Judicial Development in Moldova” (December 2000 – March 2003);
United Nations Development Programme, Project manager, “Capacity building of Legislative and Judicial systems” (September 1999 – December 1999);
Moldovan Lawyers Bar, Lawyer (February 1999 – March 2009);
United Nations Development Programme, the Programme “Governance and Democracy”, Project Manager, the Project “Capacity building of Legislative and Judicial systems in Moldova” (October 1998 – august 1999);
Justice Ministry, Division Government Agent and International Relations, Senior Consultant (January – September 1998);
Freelance juridical councillor (January 1995 – December 1997).
Carrier As Politician
Prime-Vice President of the Liberal Democrat Party of Moldova (8 December 2007 – 10 aprilie 2011);
Deputy in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova (April 2009 – March 2010, November 2010 – February 2011);
President of the Liberal Democrat Party of Moldova’s Fraction in the City Council of Chişinău (June 2007 – April 2009);
President of Juridical Committee on public order and activity of the local public administration of the Chişinău City Council (June 2007 – April 2009).
Civic, scientific and cultural work
Governmental Commission member on drafting the new Law on the Constitutional Court;
Governmental Commission member on drafting the new Law on the Prosecutor’s Office;
Task Force member on drafting the comment of the new Penal Code;
Task Force member on drafting the Bill on the National Institute of Magistrature from Moldova; Task Force coordinator on drafting the Bill on private bailiffs;Task Force coordinator on drafting the comment of the Law on contentious administrative.
Governmental Programme coordinator on the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova; Lawyer of the cases won at the ECHR - Ilaşcu, Meriacri, Amihalachioae, Şarban, Modârcă, Gorea;
Author of the National Report on the independence of the judicial system for 2003 year;
Representative of various media institutions in lawsuits on calumny; C
oordinator of training programmes of junior lawyers on the ECHR.
Drafting the report on the normative framework regarding privatisation in Moldova;
World Bank Lawyer in insolvency;
Local consultant of Raiffeisen Investment AG, Price Water house Coopers şi Muşat & Asociaţii regarding the privatisation of MOLDTELECOM company.
Access to Justice (1999) – co-author;
Procedure before ECHR (2000) – author;
Jurisprudence of the Court of Appeal – coordinator of edition;
Offence impeding the enforcement of justice – coordinator of edition;
Juridical regime of Intellectual creation – coordinator of edition;
Author of various political and scientific articles in different Bibliography on protecting human rights, independence of justice and democracy in Moldova.
Speeches and conferences abroad
OSCE/ODIHR International Conference on „The role of political parties in political processes”, main reporter (Warsaw, Poland, 18-20 May 2011);
International Conference of high level on effective recourse against the non-execution of national judicial decisions (Strasbourg, France, 15-16 March 2010);
International Conference of high level on the future of ECHR (Interlaken, Switzerland, 18-19 February 2010);
International Conference of high level on „Justice for children: legislative systems and solutions of implementation (Baku, Azerbaijan, 16-17 November 2009).
Experience in carrying out and leading projects of juridical assistance;
Knowledge of the history of law and traditions of former USSR, as well as of current juridical and economic developments in CIS and East European states;
Experience in reformation process in human rights in Eastern European states and CIS;
Experience in international cooperation and in coordinating foreign assistance;
Experience in cooperation with the Council of Europe and ECHR.
Licentiate in Law (Law Faculty, University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iaşi,1994);
Criminal Defense Techniques (American Bar Association, 2004);
Instructing trainers on the enforcement of European Convention (Council of Europe and European Commission, 2005);
PhD candidate (Law Faculty, State University of Moldova, 2007).
English, Russian, Spanish.