Some of the amendments of the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code adopted by the Romanian Parliament contravene to the rule of law

1. Introduction In Romania, the amendments made to the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, despite numerous calls of the Romanian magistrates and European and international organisations addressed in all the possible forms, in hundreds of latest actions, seem to… Read moreSome of the amendments of the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code adopted by the Romanian Parliament contravene to the rule of law

Situation Regarding the Legislative Amendments Concerning the Romanian Judicial System

1. Introduction During 2017 and 2018, three amendments were adopted for the generically called laws “of judiciary”, i.e. Law no. 303/2004, republished, on the statute of judges and prosecutors, Law no. 304/2004, republished, on judicial organisation, and Law no. 317/2004 on… Read moreSituation Regarding the Legislative Amendments Concerning the Romanian Judicial System

The Romanian Judges’ Forum Association expresses its deepest concerns over the current situation in Poland, regarding the Judiciary

Taking a worried note of recent developments in Poland, The Romanian Judges’ Forum Association emphasizes the need for Polish authorities to comply with the European standards on judicial independence, including the irremovability of judges, in fact, its obligations under Article… Read moreThe Romanian Judges’ Forum Association expresses its deepest concerns over the current situation in Poland, regarding the Judiciary

OPEN LETTER OF ROMANIAN MAGISTRATES FOR SUSTAINING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY

We, the undersigned, judges and prosecutors, In view of the latest public debates, that seriously undermine the independence of the judiciary and the progress of the Romanian State within the European Union, we hereby convey the following message: An independent… Read moreOPEN LETTER OF ROMANIAN MAGISTRATES FOR SUSTAINING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY

WHITE PAPER – CHANGES TO THE ROMANIAN „JUSTICE LEGISLATION”– POTENTIAL COLLAPSE OF ROMANIAN MAGISTRACY

The combined effects of some of the regulations contained in the provisions adopted in Parliament in relation to the justice  legislation, although not declared unconstitutional (either because they have not been challenged or because the objections of unconstitutionality were not… Read moreWHITE PAPER – CHANGES TO THE ROMANIAN „JUSTICE LEGISLATION”– POTENTIAL COLLAPSE OF ROMANIAN MAGISTRACY

ROMANIA, DECEMBER 2017: MAGISTRATES CAN PROTEST. MAGISTRATES SHOULD PROTEST / AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF ROMANIA

ROMANIA, DECEMBER 2017: MAGISTRATES CAN PROTEST. MAGISTRATES SHOULD PROTEST Romania, December 2017. Exactly a week before Christmas, hundreds of Romanian judges, prosecutors, and trainee magistrates silently protested in front of their institutions, holding their robes or the Constitution, but most… Read moreROMANIA, DECEMBER 2017: MAGISTRATES CAN PROTEST. MAGISTRATES SHOULD PROTEST / AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF ROMANIA

Romanian Judges` Forum and Association of Romanian Prosecutors – Remarks concerning the Transposition of Directive (EU) no. 2016/343

The proposed amendments to the Criminal Code and to the Criminal Procedure Code are in breach of several international obligations that Romania has assumed as a member state of the European Union and as a party to the Council of… Read moreRomanian Judges` Forum and Association of Romanian Prosecutors – Remarks concerning the Transposition of Directive (EU) no. 2016/343

The Romanian Judges’ Forum Association hereby requests the approval to submit the following arguments in connection to the constitutional objections on the provisions of the Law regarding the amendment of Law no. 303/2004, the Law regarding the amendment of Law no. 304/2004 and the Law regarding the amendment of Law no.317/2004, raised by the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Parliamentary group of the National Liberal Party of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies (52 deputies) and the Parliamentary group of the National Liberal Party of the Romanian Senate (29 senators)

Regarding cases no. 2978AI/2017, no. 2978AI/2017, no. 2955AI/2017, no. 2962AI/2017, no.2964AI/2017, no.2972AI/2017 and no.2965AI/2017 Preamble The undersigned Romanian Judges’ Forum Association, an independent, non- profit, non-governmental and apolitical association of Romanian judges, having legal personality established by the Slatina District… Read moreThe Romanian Judges’ Forum Association hereby requests the approval to submit the following arguments in connection to the constitutional objections on the provisions of the Law regarding the amendment of Law no. 303/2004, the Law regarding the amendment of Law no. 304/2004 and the Law regarding the amendment of Law no.317/2004, raised by the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Parliamentary group of the National Liberal Party of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies (52 deputies) and the Parliamentary group of the National Liberal Party of the Romanian Senate (29 senators)

Coverage of the Romanian magistrates’ protests in the international press:

Euronews: Hundreds of Romanian judges and magistrates have taken part in protests in front of Bucharest’s main courts. They turned out to show their opposition to government imposed changes to the country’s legal system which are currently going through parliament…. Read moreCoverage of the Romanian magistrates’ protests in the international press: