EIRP Proceedings, Vol 9 (2014)

Equity – Connotations in the Current Romanian Legal System

Emilian Ciongaru


The underlying principle of the law, and a source of law – equity – has been expressly or explicitly integrated in the judicial development of law, with a view to giving a meaning to the law, for which reason it is aimed at peacefully solving or preventing the social disputes in society. Therefore, equity has a hermeneutic function, strictly for making interpretations when the legislator so allows it, it is intrinsic to the law and contains all phases of good management and enforcement of justice, being a part of all stages of the legal proceedings, from the application initiating proceeding to the actual implementation of the court decision awarded, regardless of the nature or extent of jurisdiction, and of the nature of the litigation referred for judgment. According to the requirements of equity, the judges have special powers for settling specific cases, namely, they may offer resolutions they consider to be fair and conforming to the interests of the parties involved, which is to be grounded on facts, and not on the positive law.


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