Boc: I fail to grasp judge’s independence vs. law

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Premier Emil Boc said that, when talking about the magistrate’s independence versus the political factor, one cannot understand, in any case, the „judge’s independence versus the law”, the Prime Minister attending on Wednesday the anniversary of 100 years since the setting up of the Upper Magistrates’ Council.
„I know that every democratic society has several fundamental conditions without which neither the rule of law, nor democracy could exist. It is about the rule of law principle, of free periodical and fair elections, the principle of respect for citizens’ rights and freedoms and the separation of the powers in the state.
This supposes, on one hand, the existence of collaboration, but also of the mutual control between the Executive and the Legislative and independence of the judicial power. (…) I have been and I will remain a promoter of the independence of Justice versus the political factor…
But, when speaking about judge’s independence versus the political power, we do not also understand the judge’s independence versus the law”, stressed the Premier.
Boc underlined that the Executive understands the role the judicial power has in a rule of law state, as well as the Upper Magistrates’ Council prerogatives. The Premier also said he has been and will be a supporter of the Constitutional powers, including the role CSM has as a guarantor of the judicial power and its independence, but also as a body which imposes discipline in the case of judges and prosecutors.
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