Events in the Romanian Practice of Implementing International Law (January-June 2018)


Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest

Abstract: This brief presentation of the Romanian practice during the first semester of 20182 in implementing international law tries to give an overview of what can be termed as a very rich activity of the Romanian authorities in this field. The paper describes the legal positions expressed on various occasions regarding events with relevance to international law, legal procedures regarding important agreements signed by Romania, Romanias participation to the most important international organizations etc.

Key-words: legal status of Jerusalem, Middle East Peace Process, arbitration, settlement of disputes, diplomatic relations, illegal annexation of Crimea, weapons of mass destruction, the dispute related to the name of Macedonia, privileges and immunities, JCPOA, Romanian‑German Joint Commission on Germans from Romania, persons belonging to national minorities, minority languages.

*Bogdan Aurescu is Professor of Public International Law of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest and Member of the International Law Commission of the UN. President of the International Law Section of the Romanian Association of International Law and International Relations (the Romanian Branch of the International Law Association London) and editor-in-chief of the Romanian Journal of International Law. He is also member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, substitute member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. Former Government Agent for the European Court of Human Rights (2003-2004), former Secretary of State for European Affairs (2004-2005), for Strategic Affairs (2009-2010, 2012-2014), for Global Affairs (2012) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Agent of Romania before the International Court of Justice in the Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea case (2004-2009). Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania (2014-2015). Currently, he is Presidential Advisor for Foreign Policy to the President of Romania. The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s and do not engage the institutions he belongs to.

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