Over 1000 magistrates claim „a great danger” concerning the independence of justice

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Over 1000 judges, prosecutors, assistant-magistrates and justice listeners have already signed an open letter where they sustain that recent modifications of the Parliament, the position of Justice Minister Tudorel Toader and the mediatic campaign against DNA „put in great danger the independence of justice and the evolution of the Romanian

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”Potential collapse of magistracy” predict the judges; prosecutors denounce ”a veritable attack against the functionality of the Romanian state”

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According to a study published by the Forum of Romanian Judges Association, the”combined effects of some regulations contained in the provisions adopted by the Parliament regarding the laws of justice can be disastrous for the Romanian magistracy”, and the magistrates’ body ”could be controlled through the Chief of Judicial Inspection

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The Commission sent a warning shot to PSD-ALDE-UDMR (EUObserver)

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The Publication EUObserver quotes an „EU source”, qualifying the Junker&Timmermans letter as a warning shot. This could be a first step to taking into account the start of a procedure to suspend Romania’s voting right (Art. 7) in the matter concerning the modifications of the laws of justice, the Criminal

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Romanian Magistrates’ Associations: Rough criticism on certain provisions of the implementation of the Presumption of Innocence Directive

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The Romanian Judges` Forum Association and the Association of Romanian Prosecutors elaborated a comprehensive analysis regarding the manner in which the Parliament chose to implement Directive (EU) no. 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial

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Romanian Judges` Forum Association: Amicus Curiae Brief for the Constitutional Court of Romania

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The Romanian Judges Forum Association, the Association who gathered more than 4000 signatures from magistrates in a Memorial for the withdrawal of the modifications of the laws of justice proposed by the PSD-ALDE majority, submitted an amicus curiae to the Romanian Constitutional Court in connection to the to the constitutional objections

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Intimidation. Timiș Police investigates Facebook posts for hate speech against the political power

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Timișoara Society and Timișoara Initiative accuses ”the use of some public institutions as political instruments of repression” and protest against the intimidation of two inhabitants from Timiș County currently under investigation for some Facebook posts considered to instigate hate speech towards the government and parliament. For the full article in

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President Johannis urge the judges of the Romanian Constitutional Court to make use of „professionalism and objectivity”

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The Romanian Presidents hopes that the judges of CCR will make use of „professionalism and objectivity” when considering the contestation brought to the laws of justice. He criticised the adoption of the laws in an „unprecedented procedure”, with the „fist in the mouth of the opposition” and has doubts about

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State-owned companies return to being political parties’ money boxes

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The Parliament excepted the 94 most important and profitable state-owned companies from respecting the exigences of governmental corporative legislation. Thus, the practice of politically appointed managers and their use as money boxes by political parties and as a means of remunerating the clientele comes back. „Elements and fundamental principles for

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Appeal of the civil society to the magistrates: Make your voice heard!

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After the unprecedented assault to the judicial system of the PSD-ALDE, with the complicity of UDMR, the civil society makes an appeal to the Romanian magistrates. By the modifications of the laws of justice, all the reforms made in the favour of the citizen made in the last 15 years

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Reinstated as judge by the Romanian Supreme Court! Anti-corruption magistrate Camelia Bogdan wins at ICCJ against CSM and the Judicial Inspection

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Judge Camelia Bogdan won at ICCJ against the CSM’s decision through which she had been excluded from magistracy at the proposal of Judicial Inspection’s Chief, Lucian Netejoru

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