Disputes | 15 October 2019

  1. As referred to in its case law, the European Court of Human Rights has imposed an obligation on states to provide a mechanism to prevent or remedy excessive length of judicial proceedings. Also, in several resolutions, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has stated that ‘excessive delays in the administration of justice constitute an important danger, in particular for the respect of the rule of law’1. Thus, when the new Romanian civil procedural code came into force, one of the main purposes was shortening the duration of judicial proceedings. [Continue Reading]