Tudor Panțîru (born 26 October 1951 in Baraboi) is a current President of the Constitutional Court of Moldova, and International Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2002.
He was born on 26 October 1951 in Baraboi, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union. In 2001 he moved to Romania and currently lives in Bucharest. He earned his MA in Law at the Faculty of Law, State University of Moldova. From 1977 until 1980 he was attorney - member of the Bar Association of the Republic of Moldova. From 1980 until 1987 he was the judge and from 1987 until 1990 he served as the President of the Frunze District Court in Chișinău. Also, from 1988 until 1990 he served as the President of the Commission for the Evaluation, Admission and Promotion of Judges of the Republic of Moldova. From 1990 until 1994 he served as the Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and in the period from 1990 until 1992 he was the President of the Legal Committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. From 1992 until 1996 he was the Ambassador – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations. From June 1996 until November 2001 he served as International Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
In June 2002 he was appointed Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and he took up the office in September 2002. From May 2003 until June 2006 he served as the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since April 2002 he has been performing the duty of the International Judge at the Supreme Court of Kosovo and since April 2005 he is the International Presiding Judge of the Special Chamber of the Supreme Court of Kosovo.
On 30 November 2008 he was elected MP in the lower chamber of the Romanian Parliament and he resigned from his position of International Judge at the Special Chamber of the Supreme Court of Kosovo. His MP mandate started on 15 December 2008 and ended in 2012.
Since 2013 he is a judge of the Constitutional Court of Moldova, and on 12 May 2017 he has been elected as President of the Constitutional Court, for a three-year term.
He published numerous texts in journals "Legea și Viața" and "Avocatul Poporului" from Chișinău. He also wrote "The Protection of Refugees under the ECHR" in the book "Jurisprudence of the International Legal Institutions in Refugee Matters", edited by UNHCR BO in Moldova, Chişinău, 2000.