Thank you to our authors and reviewers of 2020

Dear Authors,

Dear Members of the Editorial Board,

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape LESIJ – Lex ET Scientia International Journal in 2020. It’s been quite a year for us all, especially because of the COVID-19 pandemic!

Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on the new year ahead. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Although fear and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming and is causing strong emotions in all of us, we wish you a Happy Holiday and a joyful New Year. May the holiday spirit be with you and your family throughout the New Year.

Yours truly,

Mr. Mircea DAMASCHIN
Editor of LESIJ
Calea Vacaresti no. 185, District 4, Bucharest, Romania
E-mail: mirceadamaschin@univnt.ro
Phone: 0040.21.330.90.32

Mrs. Laura SPATARU-NEGURA
Assistant Editor of LESIJ
Calea Vacaresti no. 185, District 4, Bucharest, Romania
E-mail: negura_laura@yahoo.com
Phone: 0040.722.57.02.01

Study withdrawn

We inform you that, following an intimation sent to the journal by Mrs. Chiara Amalfitano, professor of European Union Law at the University of Milan, the Ethics Commission of the University “Nicolae Titulescu” established that the study “Legal basis and ‘transversal’ interpretation of the ultimate reforms of the European Union jurisdictional system”, published by Mr. Dimitris Liakopoulos in LESIJ no. 2/2018, presents substantial takeovers from the study “La recente proposta di riforma dello Statuto della Corte di giustizia dell’Unione europea: molti dubbi e alcuni possibili emendamenti”, published in Italian by the author of the intimation in the journal Federalismi, September 2018. Also the Ethics Commission established that the author claimed, Mr Dimitris Liakopoulos, had published the study under false academic affiliation. In this context, the Ethics Commission recommended withdrawing the study mentioned in the contents of LESIJ Journal no. 2/2018, recommendation to which the editorial board acquiesced. At the same time, the decision to withdraw the study in question was communicated to the databases in which LESIJ is indexed.

Additionally, the Ethics Commission has decided to withdraw the second study published by Mr. Dimitris Liakopoulos in the Lex ET Scientia International Journal issue no. 1/2020 – “Minorities Protection After the Resolution of European Parliament of 13 November 2018”.

On this occasion, we express once again our firm commitment to the values of correctness and strict observance of the deontology of scientific research.

Call for Papers for PhD Students

The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Law of the West University of Timisoara, the European Center for Legal Studies and Research and the West University Foundation will organize the International Conference of Doctoral Students in Law, XI-th edition, in Timişoara, on June 21, 2019.

The purpose of organizing this event is to stimulate the capitalization of the scientific research of PhD students and law students, facilitating the publication of the results of the research activity, as well as establishing collaboration relations between the faculties and the doctoral schools to which the participants are registered.

PhD students from Romanian and foreign law faculties are expected to attend the conference.

The volume of the conference, including PhD students, will be published in a prestigious legal publishing house, which will guarantee its high scientific and graphic outlook and be given to the participants at the event. At the same time, the volume will be transmitted by the organizers to all faculty libraries from which the authors come from.

Works can be written in Romanian or English. The papers submitted for publication by PhD students must be scientifically endorsed by their PhD supervisors. The organizers do not require formal proof in this respect but will be able to contact the PhD supervisor at any time to request information on the quality of the work.

For registration, please follow the link https://www.uvt.ro/ro/Conferinta-internationala-a-doctoranzilor-in-Drept/ (in the lower part of the webpage).

Latest news

Dear Authors,

Dear Members of the Editorial Board,

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape LESIJ – Lex ET Scientia International Journal. It’s been quite a year for us all! We hope that 2018 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a joyful New Year. May the holiday spirit be with you and your family throughout the New Year.

Yours truly,

Mr. Mircea DAMASCHIN
Editor of LESIJ
Calea Vacaresti no. 185, District 4, Bucharest, Romania
E-mail: mirceadamaschin@univnt.ro
Phone: 0040.21.330.90.32

Mrs. Laura SPATARU-NEGURA
Assistant Editor of LESIJ
Calea Vacaresti no. 185, District 4, Bucharest, Romania
E-mail: lauranegura@univnt.ro
Phone: 0040.722.57.02.01

The Romanian Intellectual Property Law Journal

The Romanian Intellectual Property Law Journal has signed a collaboration protocol with Revue Francophone de la Propriété Intellectuelle
We have the pleasure to inform you that between the Romanian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, edited by Scientific Association of Intellectual Property Law, and Revue Francophone de la Propriété Intellectuelle, edited by Association Francophone de la Propriété Intellectuelle has been concluded a partnership agreement.
With an uninterrupted quarterly appearance since 2004, the Romanian Journal of Intellectual Property Law appears with the support of the Scientific Association of Intellectual Property Law and the „Nicolae Titulescu” University of Bucharest. It is also indexed in Ebsco, CEEOL and HeinOnline databases.
The Romanian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (RRDPI) is a publication dedicated exclusively to legal studies în the field of intellectual property, opened to both Romanian and foreign authors, researches, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, experts from intellectual property offices and institutions, industrial property counselors, PhD students and students who bring together valuable contributions to understanding the field of intellectual property.
The Revue Francophone de la Propriété Intellectuelle (RFPI) is the first French international journal dedicated to intellectual property with free access provided. It is headed by Yann Basire, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Haute-Alsace University, member of CERDACC (European Center for Investigation of Collective Accidents and Catastrophes) and associate member of CEIPI (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies, Strasbourg, with an experience of over 50 years in this field) and by Karlo Fonseca Tinoco, Ph.D. and lawyer. RFPI appears half-yearly and publishes around 10 papers in each issue.
According to the protocol concluded between the two journals, the papers of the Romanian authors will be published in RFPI, and the papers of the French authors in RRDPI. Not least, the representatives of the two magazines agreed to jointly organize events (seminars, conferences) dedicated to intellectual property.

Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council, is elected CIFE’s new President

We are happy to inform you that our partner, Centre International de Formation Europeenne (CIFE), with whom we organize the summer programme Romania-Bulgaria (cife.eu/fr/4/universite-d-ete-de-roumanie-bulgarie_21-1), has elected on 26 January 2018 its new president – Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, the former President of the European Council (http://www.cife.eu/en/8/News/new-president_222-2). Among the former presidents of this institution, we mention late Philippe Maystadt (former president of the European Investment Bank) and Jean-Claude Juncker (the president of the European Commission). In his inaugural speech the new president underlined that “[i]t is an honour for me to become President of CIFE, which for more than 60 years has been promoting the values of Europe, European integration and governance, multilingualism and student mobility through its European and international higher education programmes. I am pleased to contribute to the next stage in the development of this academic institution”. Good luck to carry out your new mandate, Mr. Van Rompuy! With this occasion, we evoke our hope to develop on more levels the partnership we have with your esteemed institution!

The opening of the new judicial year at the European Court of Human Rights – guest of honour professor Koen Lenaerts

On January 26th, 2018 the European Court of Human Rights organized in Strasbourg the opening of the new judicial year. Around 300 eminent figures from the European judicial scene have been invited to participate at a seminar on “The Authority of the Judiciary” organised for this special occasion. In the evening, at the solemn hearing which followed the seminar, Mr Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, addressed a powerful speech to the audience composed by the judges of the Strasbourg Court, the General Secretary of the Council of Europe, the Presidents of the Supreme and Constitutional Courts of the Council of Europe member States. Continue reading

Doctor Honoris Causa

The “Nicolae Titulescu” University is honoured to inform you that on Monday, 06 November 2017, it will organise the ceremony for awarding the Doctor Honoris Causa distinction to professor Koen LENAERTS, the president of the European Union Court of Justice (please see https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo2_7026/en/). This title is a recognition sign for Mr. LENAERTS activity, representative academic personality of the international legal education system. We will come back with details and photos of the Ceremony.