How long will last the state of emergency? Cover Image

Cât durează starea de urgență?
How long will last the state of emergency?

Author(s): Bogdan Dima
Subject(s): Constitutional Law
Published by: Facultatea de Drept, Universitatea din București
Keywords: state of emergency;duration;President;Parliament;control mechanism;

Summary/Abstract: In this article, I shall present the procedure for issuing a presidential decree to institute the state of emergency in accordance with art. 93 of the Constitution, as well as with Emergency Ordinance no. 1/1999 concerning the regime of the state of siege state and the regime of the state of emergency (EOG no. 1/1999). There is no maximum time limit for the duration of the state of emergency. However, there is a fundamental rule provided by EOG no. 1/1999 according to which the prolongation of the state of emergency can be disposed by the President only with the consent of the Parliament, and only for short consecutive 30 days periods. This legal guarantee against abuse of power provides an efficient control and consensus building mechanism.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Language: Romanian