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Independence of the Justice System in Romania and Dealing with the Past

by PhD Stefanie Ricarda Roos

On the election of the new president of Romania's Superior Council of Magistracy - A report

On the 11th of January 2010 the members of Romania's Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) elected Judge Florica Bejinariu as the new president of the self-governing body of the justice system. According to the constitution, the Council has the mandate to guarantee the independence of the justice system. The election was harshly critizised by legal professional associations, but also prominent non-governmental organisations because of the collaboration of the judge with the former Romanian state security service, Securitate. More on this subject in our report (only in German).

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