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)

Romanian Judges and Prosecutors against Proposed Changes of Laws Regarding the Judiciary

In October 2017, approximately 4,000 Romanian judges and prosecutors, more than half of their total, appropriated the Memorandum to withdraw the draft amendment to the “laws of justice”, addressed to the Romanian Government following the refusal of taking into account the negative… Read moreRomanian Judges and Prosecutors against Proposed Changes of Laws Regarding the Judiciary

Romanian Judges’ Forum: Legislative proposals recently initiated by the Chamber of Deputies lack motivation, are retrograde and affect the independence of the judiciary

The Romanian Judges’ Forum draws public attention to the Chamber of Deputies legislative initiative issued by a group of eight Members of the Parliament on 31 October 2017 without a proper explanatory memorandum / statement of reasons (according to Article… Read moreRomanian Judges’ Forum: Legislative proposals recently initiated by the Chamber of Deputies lack motivation, are retrograde and affect the independence of the judiciary

Romanian Judges’ Forum regarding the reinstatement to magistracy, without examination, of judges or prosecutors with at least 10 years of relevant experience

Regarding this proposal of the Minister of Justice to review the “laws of justice”, the reinstatement to magistracy, without further examination, of former judges or prosecutors with at least 10 years of experience in these professions is another controversial element… Read moreRomanian Judges’ Forum regarding the reinstatement to magistracy, without examination, of judges or prosecutors with at least 10 years of relevant experience

Romanian Judges’ Forum regarding the salary rights of magistrates according to their current positions, regardless of their professional status

Regarding this proposal of the Minister of Justice to review the “laws of justice”, first of all, such an idea has never been debated, this being the first time such an amendment has been made, without any previous consultation with… Read moreRomanian Judges’ Forum regarding the salary rights of magistrates according to their current positions, regardless of their professional status

The Romanian Judges’ Forum on the abrogation of the legal provisions related to the taking over the budget of the other Courts by The High Court of Cassation and Justice

Related to the proposal made by the Justice Department concerning the review of the „justice laws”, when the Law no. 304/2004 was adopted, the goal was the ensuring of the independence and the stability of the Judges, regardless their level… Read moreThe Romanian Judges’ Forum on the abrogation of the legal provisions related to the taking over the budget of the other Courts by The High Court of Cassation and Justice