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Efectele pandemiei Covid-19 asupra Codului penal
The Pandemic Covid-19 Effects on the Penal Code

Author(s): Cornelia Vladu
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: covid-19; pandemic; measures; crime; punishment;
Summary/Abstract: World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 infection pandemic, classifying it an international emergency in the public health sector. The pandemic is a crisis of the health and socio-economic systems, its effects being lasting, demanding attention on several levels in all sectors of our society. The measures taken in order to stop and limit the spread of the virus and the repercussions on the economy and society have hampered the legislation and its initiators. Thus, a new regime was established known as the state of emergency followed by successive periods of sanitary alert with significant aspects of constitutional opposition. Additionally, the disciplines of the legal system such as labor law, social law, criminal law, competition law and contract law and sometimes even the civil law also had notable instigations. Thereby, the Government has decided to amend the Criminal Code giving criminal purpose to acts previously classified as misdemeanor offenses by the Emergency Ordinance no. 28 from 18 March 2020 for the amendment and completion of Law 286/2009 on the Criminal Code published on 20.03.2020 in the Official Gazette no. 228/2020.

  • Page Range: 283-287
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Romanian