Judge Livia Stanciu (photo) says she did not sign the referral sent by the Constitutional Court to the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe and the Conference of European Constitutional Courts.
In a statement made for ziare.com, Livia Stanciu said she did not sign because the final document has a different content from what was discussed during the sitting.
The Constitutional Court of Romania announced on Tuesday that it has notified the Venice Commission and the President of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts about the “virulent attacks against it”, whereby some representatives of public authorities and parliamentary parties have discredited and delegitimized the authority of this fundamental state institution – the guarantor of the supremacy of the Constitution. According to the CCR, “calls were made to the people and to the President not to respect and implement” the decision on the dismissal of Laura Codruta Kovesi as the DNA chief prosecutor, and thus doubting the binding nature of its decisions.
The CCR communiqué read that the Constitutional Court of Romania plenum, on May 5, 2018, unanimously voted the notification in the presence of all its members.
The court is expected to publish on Thursday the reasoning for the decision reading that the President must dismiss the DNA chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi.
CCR Chairman, Valeriu Dorneanu, said in a press release issued on Tuesday evening that the CCR decisions should be respected exactly “by all public authorities, all public institutions, all citizens and the society as a whole”.
Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader, said on Tuesday that attacks on the Constitutional Court are inadmissible in a state governed by the rule of law.
“Such attacks on the CCR are absolutely inadmissible in a state governed by the rule of law,” said Minister Tudorel Toader, in the context of the Constitutional Court’s decision to notify European institutions of the attacks against the institution after the decision targeting Laura Codruta Kovesi.