Delegation of Romanian prosecutors pays working visit to ECHR

The Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ) on Friday announced that 17 Romanian prosecutors paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, over July 4-5, as part of the project “The protection of fundamental human rights in criminal proceedings.”

“During the visit in Strasbourg, the prosecutors had a meeting with Mr. Judge Guido Raimondi, the head of the European court. Moreover, on the same occasion, several judges of the ECHR held speeches in front of the Romanian delegation addressing, among other topics, the state’s obligations under the article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the implementation of the Strasbourg court rulings and Protocol No. 16 of the Convention,” reads a release of the PICCJ to Agerpres.

The experts put a special emphasis on the presentation of the ECHR jurisprudence by thematic categories, such as the right to an effective defence or the right to an effective investigation.

Towards the end of the visit, judge Iulia Motoc, Romania’s representative to the ECHR, held a speech called “Romania at the European Court of Human Rights.”

“We remind you that several professional training sessions were organized over November 2017-June 2018, meant for the prosecutors who operate in the field of protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, under the project “The protection of fundamental human rights in criminal proceedings,” as ensuring protection of the human rights, according to the ECHR practices, is one of the strategic institutional objectives of the Public Ministry,” reads the same release.

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