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Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law

Editor-in-Chief: Bezemek, Christoph / Eberhard, Harald / Fuchs, Claudia

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Volume 11, Issue 4


The Constitutional Court and Others in Romanian Constitutionalism – 25 Years After

Bianca Selejan-Guțan
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  • Faculty of Law, Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
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Published Online: 2017-12-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/icl-2017-0074


The current Romanian constitutional system, established in 1991, has undergone numerous formal and informal developments in the last 25 years. The main issues that arose in the decade since the country’s adhesion to the European Union were the respect for the rule of law, independence of the judiciary and the fight against corruption. In this context, the Constitutional Court has been one of the central elements of the rule of law guarantee in Romania. This paper intends to present a critical overview of the actual role of the Constitutional Court in the Romanian constitutional system, in the different contexts that link the Court with ‘others’, ie mainly with State powers (the Court itself being and independent organ, placed outside the judicial power).

Keywords: Romania; Constitutional Court; rule of law; political powers

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Published Online: 2017-12-05

Published in Print: 2017-12-20

Citation Information: ICL Journal, Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 565–584, ISSN (Online) 1995-5855, ISSN (Print) 2306-3734, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/icl-2017-0074.

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