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November 22, 2019

Lustration Law declared unconstitutional

Constitutional Court decided, on Monday, with a majority, that the Lustration Law is unconstitutional. In Monday’s meeting, the Court addressed notifications on the unconstitutionality of the Lustration Law, meant to temporary bar access to public office to persons who were part of the power structure and repressive apparatus of the communist regime, between March 6, 1945, and December 22, 1989. The two notifications regarding the unconstitutionality of the law had been drawn by 29 senators and 58 deputies belonging to the Social-Democratic Party. Following consultations, the Constitutional Court decided, with a majority, that the law is unconstitutional, the Court’s Press Bureau announced. The ruling is final and binding and will be communicated to the President, the Speakers of the two Chambers and the prime-minister. The Lustration Law was adopted on May 19 by the Chamber of Deputies, five years after the bill was first presented in Parliament.

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