President Klaus Iohannis has notified the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) on Friday over the law on declassification of the protocols concluded between the judiciary bodies and the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) which has been recently adopted by the Parliament, at the initiative of the PSD-ALDE ruling majority. On the other side, the Opposition argued that if in force, the law would provide loopholes to review the final rulings of the courts. The head of state says that the draft bill should be entirely declared unconstitutional.
President Iohannis claims both reasons related to the way the law had been adopted, but also grounds regarding the content of the law.
The bill has been adopted by the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies in mid November by 174 votes to 92 and four abstentions. The Opposition parties claimed back then that more people with final rulings might enjoy revision of their sentences, including in the case of violent crimes, manslaughter, organized crime or corruption.
An amendment adopted by the deputies in the legal committee says that, since the current law comes into force, all protocols and collaboration and cooperation agreements concluded among the state institutions, SRI, DNA, DIICOT, the Superior Council of Magistracy and the Prosecutor’s Office upon the High Court of Cassation and Justice are declassified.