PRESS RELEASE 23rd November 2022

I. At the hearing of 23rd November 2022, the Constitutional Court, within the a priori constitutional review, by a majority of votes, dismissed, as ungrounded, the objection of unconstitutionality made by a number of 53 deputies and found that the provisions of Law amending Article 14 letter a) of Law 51/1995 for the organization and practice of lawyer’s profession are constitutional as a whole.

In essence, the Court found that the criticised legislative solution complies with the requirements imposed by Article 1 (5) of the Constitution, as it contains sufficient, clearly expressed and predictable criteria to eliminate the risk of arbitrariness in the assessment of a case of non-dignity of the profession of lawyer.


The decision is final and generally binding.

The arguments set out in the grounds for the decision of the Constitutional Court will be presented in the decision, which will be published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part I.


II. The Constitutional Court also postponed the following cases for 14th December 2022:

– The objection of unconstitutionality of the Law amending and supplementing the Government Emergency Ordinance No 155/2001 approving the program for the management of stray dogs, objection raised by the President of Romania;

– The objection of unconstitutionality regarding the provisions of Article 15 (1) and (3) with reference to the phrase “general assembly” and Article 33 (3) and (4) of the Youth Law, objection raised by the People’s Advocate.


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