The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) has challenged the law 303/2004 on the statute of judges and prosecutors to the Constitutional Court. The Supreme Court’s move comes after PNL and USR had also filed a complaint against the justice laws.
“The joint sections of the High Court of Cassation and Justice have notified the Constitutional Court over the unconstitutional aspects in the law amending the law 303/2004 on the statute of judges and prosecutors,” reads an ICCJ press release on Friday.
The justice laws have been adopted by the Parliament on Monday for a second time, after PNL had challenged them and the CCR ruled that some articles are unconstitutional.
On Tuesday, PNL and USR announced they had filed an appeal against all justice laws, arguing they had identified no less than 37 unconstitutional points.
In retort, ALDE chair and Senate speaker, Calin Popescu Tariceanu has stated on Friday that manipulation had been wanted on the topic of amending the justice laws by some structures or “occult forces” that want to maintain the power and control over the Romanian state, like in the previous years.