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UNIFICATION OF CRIMINAL LAW AFTER THE GREAT UNION – THE 1936 CRIMINAL CODE

Iuliu Crăcană

 Abstract

The Great Union of 1918 was an exceptional achievement of the Romanian

nation, but also of the political class that was able to take advantage of the

international post-World War I situation. Immediately, the same political class was

faced with a new challenge, consolidating the state by continuing unification at all

levels: the administrative system, the education system, and so on. Among these,

unifying the right on two components was of particular importance: judicial

organization throughout the country and, above all, unification of legislation. As

regards the judicial organization, the gradual measures have yielded satisfactory

results in a relatively medium time by introducing the Romanian language into all

Romanian courts, bringing the competences of the courts and the way of

appointing justice cadres and the way of advancement. In terms of legislative

unification, however, impediments were much larger and more complex, not by

political will or administrative efficiency, but by the science of law. The Romanian

state had to decide what kind of law to govern in the legal relations in the future. It

was therefore necessary to consult the specialists and to set up committees and

working groups of law professionals, which has happened.

 

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