Changes in the Constitutional Case-Law

International Conference Educatie & Creativitate, Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, 2014

8 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2015 Last revised: 1 Sep 2015

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Tudorel Toader

Faculty of Law, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi; Constitutional Court of Romania

Marieta Safta

Constitutional Court of Romania; Titu Maiorescu University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2014

Abstract

The changes in the case-law reflect a necessary evolution of judicial practice which takes into account the general evolution of the law, in close connection with social realities. The respect for the principle of legal certainty requires, however, that the changes be exceptional and necessary in relation to the same legal norm. This is all the more the case of constitutional courts’ case-law, in light of their role and of the effects of the decisions they pronounce over the entire legal system. Starting from these premises, the study presents a series of changes in the case-law of the Constitutional Court of Romania and the reasons that led to the same, in achieving a balance between the need for a dynamic and evolutive approach in the review of constitutionality of legal norms and the requirements of legal certainty.

Keywords: changes in case-law, legal certainty, constitutional review, the Constitutional Court of Romania

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Toader, Tudorel and Safta, Marieta, Changes in the Constitutional Case-Law (March 1, 2014). International Conference Educatie & Creativitate, Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2652309 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2652309

Tudorel Toader

Faculty of Law, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi ( email )

B-ul Carol I nr.11
IAŞI, 700506
Romania

Constitutional Court of Romania ( email )

Palatul Parlamentului, Intrarea B1, Calea 13
Septembrie nr. 2
Bucharest, sector 5
Romania

Marieta Safta (Contact Author)

Constitutional Court of Romania ( email )

Palatul Parlamentului, Intrarea B1, Calea 13
Septembrie nr. 2
Bucharest, sector 5
Romania

Titu Maiorescu University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Strada Dâmbovnicului 22
Bucharest, 040441
Romania

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