Autor: Pavel Palcu

Publicat în: Revista Pro Lege nr. 2/2017

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Cuvinte-cheie: morți suspecte; detenție în penitenciare; rele tratamente; tortură; investigare efectivă; indicii ex oficio.

Abstract: The criminal cases settled lately at the level of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to Arad Court or that of prosecutor’s office local units tackled, and generated different opinions, the issue of the competence to prosecute and the ”in rem” legal classification of suspicious deaths in penitentiaries. This issue became extremely important in the light of the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court of Romania, in the sense that eliminating the failure to observe the material competence rules from the framework of absolute nullity is unconstitutional.

Keywords: suspicious deaths; detention in penitentiaries; harsh treatment; torture; effective investigation; ex office intimation.