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[ How it was ] Launch Event: Romania Commercial Law Judicial Training / April 23, 2018, Bucharest

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Bucharest, April 23, 2018: A new program in Romania will help the country improve its investment climate by building judicial capacity in commercial cases and increasing the uniformity of judicial practice.

Romanian courts need to be able to tackle economic crime and commercial disputes in an effective and reliable manner to attract sustainable and healthy investment,” said the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), noting the purpose of its new program in the country.

Implemented by IDLO in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the program was launched at an event hosted by IDLO, EBRD and the Romanian National Institute of Magistracy in Bucharest on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Romania joined the European Union (EU) in 2007, after which wide-reaching reforms were implemented to overhaul the country’s civil, criminal and commercial legal codes. While the judicial sector has seen positive development, investors have remained concerned over the lack of predictability of judicial decisions, including contradictory judgements and inconsistency in the administration of justice.

IDLO started working in Romania in the 1990s, providing training and technical assistance to strengthen legal capacity on intellectual property, commercial law and anti-corruption, with a view to strengthening the rule of law in the country and paving its way for EU accession.

Training activities will seek to build judges’ knowledge of commercial mediation as an alternative to in-court dispute resolution and will aim to combat economic and financial crime by enhancing judicial understanding of national and international legislation on money laundering and asset recovery.

IDLO’s new activities in Romania come at a time when the organization is celebrating 30 years since its establishment as an intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law. Romania has been a Member Party of IDLO since 2005.

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The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law. IDLO works to enable governments and empower people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. Its programs, research and policy advocacy cover the spectrum of rule of law from peace and institution building to social development and economic recovery in countries emerging from conflict and striving towards democracy.
IDLO sees the rule of law as the cornerstone of peace, security, justice and development, as well as an integral part of sustainable development – underpinning social and economic progress and environmental protection with strong institutions and good governance, formal legal frameworks and legal empowerment of people, equal opportunity and equitable access to basic services, and due process and fair outcomes for all.


The International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the National Institute of Magistracy organizes

Launch Event: Romania Commercial Law Judicial Training

Bucharest, National Institute of Magistracy

April 23, 2018

After Romania joined the European Union in 2007, wide-reaching reforms were implemented to the country’s civil, criminal and commercial legal codes. Previously existing legislation was overhauled, and many new areas of legislation were introduced requiring extensive re-training of the Judiciary.

IDLO and EBRD are working jointly towards improving the investment climate in Romania by building judicial capacity and by increasing the uniformity of judicial practice in the selected areas of law.

The meeting will be conducted in English.
Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Ljubomir Petruljeskov (lpetruljeskov@idlo.int) by Friday, April 19, 2018.

For more information, please www.idlo.int.

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