The current context of the rapid spread of COVID-19 virus has led to the adoption of an exceptional and expedient set of measures, including in criminal matters, to limit the infection of the population. These measures were taken, among other… Read moreAmendments to the Romanian Criminal Code. New offenses and more severe sanctions for disregarding obligations to prevent and combat the spread of contagious diseases
Article 15 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) provides for the possibility of the signatory states to derogate from the provisions guaranteeing the protection of fundamental human rights to the extent strictly required by the public danger situation… Read moreRomania activated the derogation from the application of the provisions of the European Convention of Human Rights in the context of the state of emergency generated by the COVID-19 epidemic
A state of emergency was declared in Romania on 16 March 2020 by Presidential Decree No. 195/2020 (the “Decree”), published in the Official Gazette No. 212/2020. The Decree institutes a 30-day state of emergency throughout the Romanian territory and establishes… Read moreWhat is the impact of COVID-19 on criminal cases in the stage of criminal investigation, preliminary chamber, court proceedings or serving the sentence?