Pressure Factors and Conflicts of Interest in the Romanian Judiciary

Judges from Tg. Mures and surrounding cities will have the opportunity to learn more about the topic of conflicts of interest, especially, out of which constellation a conflict of interest can arise, and how judges should deal with such a situation.


Pressure Factors and Conflicts of Interest in the Romanian Justice System

June 16, 2006

Tg. Mureş, Romania

Friday, June 16, 2006

09:15 - 09:30 - Registration of the participants.

09:30 - 09:45 - Welcome and opening speech.

Cora Moţoc, Rule of Law Program South East Europe, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

09:45 - 10:15 - Welcome and introduction to the seminar.

First distribution and filling out of the questionnaire.

Horaţius Dumbravă, Judge, Tg. Mureş Court of Appeal; President, Society for Justice (SoJust)

10:15 - 11:00 - National and European Standards Concerning the Concepts of “Pressure factors” and “Conflicts of Interest” in the Justice System.

- Proposals to Define these Concepts.

Horaţius Dumbravă

11:00 - 11:30 - Discussion

Moderator: Gabriela Ghiorghiu, Judge, Tg. Mureş Court of Appeal

11:30 - 11:45 - Coffee/Tea Break

11:45 - 12:25 - Effects of “Pressure Factors” on Judges’ Activity: Manners to Avoid and Prevent Them. Dana Cigan, Judge, Oradea Court of Appeal

12:25 - 13:05 - Legal Proposals to Define “Pressure Factors” and the “Conflict of Interests”.

Perspective from the point of view of the Ministry of Justice.

Dan Stoica, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice

13:05 - 13:30 - Discussion

Moderator: Gabriela Ghiorghiu

14:30 - 14:50 - Case Studies: Presentation of and Introduction to the Case Studies.

Horaţius Dumbravă

14:50 - 15:50 - Case Studies: Workshop

Participants will be divided in groups and asked to examine the cases.

15:50 - 16:20 - Case Studies: Presentation of Results and Discussion.

Moderator: Gabriela Ghiorghiu

16:20 - 16:50 - Introduction to the purpose and use of the questionnaire.

Second distribution and filling out of the questionnaire.

Dana Cigan and Horaţius Dumbravă

16:50 - 17:10 - Final remarks.

Gabriela Ghiorghiu

-End of the seminar-

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Tg. Mures, Romania


  • Dan Stoica
    • Secretary of State
    • Ministry of Justice
    • RomaniaHoratius Dumbrava
    • Judge
    • Tg. Mures Court of Appeal
  • President
    • Society for JusticeDana Cigan
    • Judge
    • Oradea Court of AppealGabriela Ghiorghiu
    • Judge
    • Tg. Mures Court of Appeal

PhD Stefanie Ricarda Roos

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