Justice Ministry expects the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Superior Council of Magistracy and the Public Ministry to provide him with a report on the difficulties in applying the Criminal and Civil Codes, before discussing and deciding on the legislative changes that have to be made. The magistrates must send this report and their proposals to amend the laws by May 26; subsequently, the Justice Ministry will organize two working meetings to discuss with them and with civil society on the problems in applying the codes.
Given that several difficulties have been reported in applying the new codes, especially the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code, Justice Ministry wishes to make an impact assessment of these laws.
“In the assessment will be involved, besides the drafting committees of the new codes and of the implementing laws, the institutions of the judiciary and the magistrates’’ associations, as well as the other legal professions with attributions of the act of justice or related to the act of justice, higher educational units and the Legal Research Institute “Acad. Andrei Radulescu” of the Romanian Academy, as well as representatives of the civil society”, announced the Justice Ministry on Wednesday.
After the impact assessment of the criminal and civil codes, Justice Ministry intends to organize two working meetings at its premises, to discuss the legislative changes needed to provide stability and predictability to the legislative framework.
Justice Ministry mentions that according to the established agenda, after consulting the courts and prosecution offices on the difficulties they faced in applying the new codes, the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Superior Council of Magistracy and the Prosecutor Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice will sent the centralized situation of their remarks, including the reasoned proposals to amend the laws.
Justice Ministry also expects the other institutions and the representatives of the civil society to submit their remarks and proposals to amend the criminal and civil codes; they can send them also by May 26 at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The days when the working meetings will be held are to be established after the centralization of the remarks and proposals received in the consultation process, the Justice Ministry mentioned.