Talk. The Constitution After the Revolution
Dezbatere. Constituţia de după Revoluţie
Str. General Eremia Grigorescu 10, București 030167
+40 748 291 815
in the presence of:
Prof. univ. dr. Simina Tănăsescu was a presidential counselor, between 2014 and 2018, period during which she led the Department for Institutional and Constitutonal Reform. She is currently teaching constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, the University of Bucharest. She has received the Legion of Order medal as chevalier, from the French Republic.
Péter Eckstein-Kovács is an ethnically Hungarian politician in Romania, formed as a lawyer, former member of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania. He has initiated and supported the resolution for the antidiscrimination laws, and between 2009 and 2011 he was presidential counselor on minorities. He has also supported the resolution for civil rights for same sex couples, that would permit the inheriting of shared goods and the obtaining of bank credits.
The desire for freedom, voiced in 1989, seems just as strong now, 30 years on. But how well does th Constitution adopted in 1991 protect our freedom? The discussion will bring into view the contrast between the constitutional themes preoccupying us these days (Emergency Ordinances, the separation of state powers and the rule of law) and those that were on everyone’s minds in the early 1990s (forms of government, the protection of private property and the rights of minorities). To what extent are these topics dependant on the changes made to the Constitution in 2003 and on the activity of the Constitutional Court? What are our weak spots as citizens and how can we safeguard our freedom?
Speakers: Simina Tănăsescu, professor of constitutional law, Tiberius Tănase, jurist and historian, Péter Eckstein-Kovács, human rights lawyer.
Moderator: Codru Vrabie, activist civic.