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21 May 2018

RESOLUTION ON THE INTERVENTION OF THE ROMANIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE IN THE ROMANIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM

On May 19.2018, The General Assembly of the FBE, which represents 250 member bar associations with 1 million lawyer members, expressed its deep concern regarding the right of acces of Romanian citizens to a free and independent court and about the situation of judges, prosecutors and lawyers from Romania, noting that there is interference with the independence of judges,prosecutors,lawyers and the administration of justice due to the intervention of the Romanian Intelligence Information Service in the work of judges and prosecutors through the conclusion of protocols of cooperation between the secret service and the Superior Council of Magistrates, the Judicial Inspection, the High Court of Cassation, the Court of Appel and the General Prosecutor's Office.

We call upon the judicial organisation to cease the secret protocols and to restore the independence of the judicial system by destroying the secret protocols and to respect the right of Romanian citizens to a fair trial.