CCR rejects PNL and ICCJ notifications regarding modification of Law on status of judges and prosecutors

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Romania’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday rejected as ungrounded the notifications sent by PNL (National Liberal Party) and ICCJ (High Court of Cassation and Justice) regarding the modification of the Law on the status of judges and prosecutors.

According to as release of the CCR issued  on Tuesday, the plenum of the Constitutional Court debated, as part of the control process before promulgation, the constitutionality challenge formulated by a number of 97 MPs in relation to the modification and supplementation of Law no. 303/2004 on the status of judges and prosecutors, and also the constitutionality challenge related to the provisions of the article I item 151 (on the article 96 paragraphs (3) and (4) of the Law on modification and supplementation of Law no. 303/2004, filed by the High Court of Cassation and Justice.

The two challenges were treated as a pack by the Constitutional Court.

After debating, the CCR rejected, with a majority of votes, the constitutionality challenge as unfounded and found that the criticized provisions are constitutional.

The decision is final and binding and it shall be communicated to the Romanian President.

On May 24, the PNL sent a notification to the Constitutional Court saying that the modifications brought to the Law no. 303/2004 regarding the status of judges and prosecutors are unconstitutional.

The document was signed by the Deputies from the PNL and USR (Save Romania Union) political parties.