The plenum of the Chamber of Deputies adopted on Wednesday the proposal to amend Law 303/2004 on the statute of judges and prosecutors, according to which the state will be bound to turn against the magistrate who committed an error in bad faith or serious negligence for damages.
Ioan Terea, PSD deputy of Sibiu, is under criminal investigation after an incident last night, involving two protesters. They accuse him of hitting them by car, and one of them requested to be taken to hospital, accusing one-arm pain. In reply, Ioan Terea states that the two have simply threw themselves in front of the car.
“After the damage was covered by the state under the irrevocable judgment in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (6), the state shall seek compensation from the judge or prosecutor who, in bad faith or serious negligence, committed the judicial error which led to damages,” the amendment adopted by the plenum of the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday reads.
The Chamber of Deputies is the first chamber notified in this case, and the decision-making body is the Senate.
Augustin Lazar: The desire to control Justice is stronger than reason
Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar has told the journalists before the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) sitting on Thursday, talking about amendments to the laws of Justice:
“I could not characterize the activity of the Chamber of Deputies, but I can tell you that amending the laws of Justice, under these improper conditions and without having impact studies on the results, will perturb Justice. One does not have to be a great lawyer to understand these things, but it seems that the wish to put justice under control is stronger than reason,” Augustin Lazar said.