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Short Update: Romania extends the state of emergency from April 15, 2020 to May 14, 2020

FairTrialsAdmin - April 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Delayed or accelerated proceedings, Prison conditions, Remote Justice

Romanian Presidential Decree extended the state of emergency from April 15, 2020 to May 14, 2020 extending the following measures: 

  1. Criminal courts activity: only high urgent cases will be tried;  

  1. Video links for court hearings must be used wherever possible; 

  1. Criminal proceedings deadlines are suspended;  

  1. Investigations (extended and amended measure) will be conducted only in very urgent cases where the evidences gathering is urgent, the apprehension and prosecution of the accused might be endangered, crimes against life and pandemic/state of emergency related offences; 

  1. Prisons conditions (extended and amended measure): continued restrictions on rights to visits; but extension of duration for telephone calls. 

Moreover, the Presidential Decree suspends transfers of inmates between prisons. 

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