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Speaker: Dragos Calin, Judge, Bucharest Court of Appeals

Convenor: Simone Benvenuti, University Roma Tre

Abstract: In Romania, 2018-2019 legislative amendments, backed by the Constitutional Court, limited the freedom of expression of judges and prosecutors and established a separate prosecutor’s office for the investigation of offences by judges and prosecutors. These measures, supossedly taming the judiciary, sparked the reaction of few individual judges and of judicial associations, as the only serious attempt to preserve the rule of law.

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