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Secretary General of the Council of Europe sends letter to President Iohannis on judiciary reform, urges opinion of Venice Commission

Thorbjørn Jagland

Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, has sent a letter to President Klaus Iohannis, urging the Romanian authorities to request the Venice Commission opinion on the reforms in the judiciary field conducted by the Romanian Parliament. “The ...

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Supreme Court’s judges to notify the Constitutional Court over justice laws

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The judges running the sections of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (Romania’s Supreme Court) have decided to notify the Constitutional Court of Romania over the justice laws, even though they are not promulgated. The decision was taken following ...

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Senate passes the second draft amending the justice laws, the one on judicial organization. Law students stage silent protest in Bucharest

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The Senate has passed on Wednesday the second draft amending one of the justice laws, law 304/2004, the one regarding the judicial organization, with the most important new provision saying that the department for the investigation of the crimes in ...

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Update2 – Justice Minister: GEO issued if the bill on Criminal Codes is not adopted, Gov’t sources deny. Four-day protests at Sibiu Court

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Justice Minister Tudorel Toader has said on Tuesday, during the parliamentary special committee debates (aka. Iordache committee), that the ministry has drawn up the draft bill according to the European Parliament Directive on the benefit of doubt and on the ...

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PSD senator filed 30 amendments to the law on the magistrates’ statute. The controversial provision on the magistrates’ ‘judiciary errors’

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Social Democrat senator Serban Nicolae has filed 30 amendments to the law 303/2004 on the Statute of magistrates, which was adopted by the Chamber of Deputies by 179 votes to 90 on Monday. One of the amendments says that the ...

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Lower chamber Oks amendments to ANI law and magistrates’ statute

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The draft bills amending the National Integrity Agency (ANI) law and the Statute of magistrates have been adopted by the Chamber of Deputies on Monday evening, immediately after the solemn plenary session dedicated to King Michael. Amendments file to the ...

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CSM criticizes again the amendments to the laws of justice

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The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has criticised again, on Monday, the amendments made in Parliament to the laws of justice. The magistrates say that, although it has given twice a negative opinion, ‘surprises’ appeared which haven’t been explained. CSM ...

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Update: Dozens chant in front of Parliament against amendments to the laws of justice. Further protests expected


Tens of people gathered Thursday evening in front of the Parliament building to protest against the draft bills to amend the laws of justice. It was the second consecutive night when the protesters have shifter the site from Victoriei Square ...

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