Judiciary – Romania Anti Corruption Institutional Framework

High Court of Cassation and Justice - Criminal Chamber

Web: http://www.scj.ro/en  

Structure: The management of the High Court of Cassation and Justice is ensured by a president, two vice-presidents and the management board and is organized into: the First Civil Chamber, the Second Civil Chamber, the Criminal Chamber, the Administrative and Tax Litigations Chamber, the Joint Chambers.

Competencies: The High Court of Cassation and Justice is the supreme court in the hierarchy of Romanian courts of law and has, in principal, jurisdiction to rule on actions for cancellation, and to ensure a consistent interpretation and implementation of the law by all other courts of law.

The Criminal Chamber decides, in first instance, cases involving high treason offences, offences committed by senators, deputies, Romanian members of the European Parliament, members of the Government, judges of the Constitutional Court, members of the Superior Council of Magistracy, judges of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, and prosecutors of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice.

Budget: financed from the state budget