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)

Replacement of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract by new forms of public procurement contracts mandatory for public works – Claims and Disputes

The Government Decision no. 1/2018 issued on 10 January 2018 introduces new general and particular conditions of contract for building works designed by the Employer, as well as for design-build projects, applicable to all the investment objectives financed by public… Read moreReplacement of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract by new forms of public procurement contracts mandatory for public works – Claims and Disputes

Shorter, clear and consistent – The claims/dispute resolution procedure applicable to the FIDIC Plant and Design-Build public procurement contracts in 2018

Order no. 600/2017 issued by the Romanian Ministry of Transportation on 30 May 2017 introduced new particular conditions of contract for the FIDIC Plant and Design-Build public procurement contracts applicable to the investment objectives from the field of transportation road… Read moreShorter, clear and consistent – The claims/dispute resolution procedure applicable to the FIDIC Plant and Design-Build public procurement contracts in 2018

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