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April 15, 2021

CSM nominates Barbulescu for High Court presidency

The section for judges of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) decided yesterday to propose to the Head of State the judge Lidia Barbulescu for the office of president of the High Court of Appeals and Justice (ICCJ).

CSM section for judges discussed the candidacies submitted for the office of ICCJ president, vacant further to the pensioning of Judge Nicolae Popa. The nomination has to be accepted by the president, who will then sign a decree to appoint Barbulescu on the position.

The candidates for this office were, according to CSM, Barbulescu, Gabriela Victoria Birsan, Elena Circei, Danut Cornoiu, and Ilie Iulian Dragomir.

Barbulescu is now interim president of ICCJ and judge at this court since 2001. During April 1, 2003 – September 15, 2009 she was vice president of the Supreme Court. She is a CSM member since 2004 and was president of the Council in 2008. Barbulescu has a seniority of 31 years as judge, eight of them as judge with ICCJ. She was assessed “very good” at the latest evaluation and has never been sanctioned on disciplinary grounds.

In 2000 she was decorated with the National Cross Loyal Service class 1, and in 2002 she received the Judicial Merit Diploma class 2.

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