Course Code: DR I 9 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Law • Field of study: Law
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Mihaela Bogdana Simion
Seminar tutor: Mihaela Bogdana Simion
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

• To familiarize students with the fundamental premises and design of the constitutional system and government of Romania.
• To understand the powers of the political authorities and the relations between them
• To assimilate the human rights from a jurisprudential perspective.
• To equip students with the intellectual tools necessary to properly conceptualize and analyze constitutional issues.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

• The principle of separation of powers in Romania • The political parties • Electoral systems in Romania and in comparative law • Political regimes in comparative law • The Legislative Power. The Parliament of Romania: election, organization, functioning, legal immunity; • Legislative procedure. The delegation of the legislative power; • The Executive Power in Romania. The President of Romania: election, the Presidential Powers, impeachment and removal from office; • The Executive Power in Romania. The Government of Romania: investiture, structure, the Prime Minister, powers, motion of no confidence, juridical liability of the ministers; • The Judicial Power in Romania: the Courts, the Public Prosecutor's Office and the Superior Council of Magistrates; • Constitutional Court and constitutionality review in Romania.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• Applying theories, principles and concepts in a context determined • Preliminary analysis of the data, their interpretation, the carrying out of classifications and some conceptual delineations

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 80%; continuous assessment – 20%.

Recommended reading:

Mircea Criste, Drept constitutional. Un drept al statului, Universul Juridic, Bucuresti, 2018, 380.
Stefan Deaconu, Institutii politice, CH Beck, Bucuresti, 2020, 420.
Marieta Safta, Institutii politice, Hamangiu, Bucuresti, 2015, 350.