Romania's Government to enact Criminal Codes by emergency ordinance

The Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila announced on December 10 that the Romania’s Government will issue an emergency ordinance for the enactment of the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code . The ordinance will only include the articles declared constitutional by Romania’s Constitutional Court (CCR).



Another provision accepted by the Constitutional Court in the Code of Criminal Procedure provides that a court of appeal can’t re-open a file closed by a lower court unless prosecutors bring new evidence.

The party made the decision of going ahead with an emergency order for avoiding more delays generated by more debates in Parliament on the articles that were declared unconstitutional. The Romanian Prime Minister  added that no deadline had been set for this emergency ordinance to be issued and that the articles declared unconstitutional will be debated by the Parliament.

12 December 2018

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