Inter-professional Charter of the Romanian Judges, Prosecutors
and Counsels – a unique European model of inter-professional dialog
within the judicial system in a new, global democratic society
Judge Rodica Aida POPA
1. Throughout history humanity has been driven by new principles for
systems to organize the state, institutions and mentalities, and included them in
documents which in certain cases became programmatic, thus marking crucial and
Economic, social, cultural, spiritual and political turmoil led to a
consolidation of ideals around ideas which were typically written in various
documents, declarations, memoranda or books, and whose value was given by the
unity of those who devised them; the consequences of such ideas brought about the
changing of nations, organizations, mind-sets and mobilized energies that caused
The need for such documents arose from the inertia of society at that point,
or by accumulated discontent of the population or institutions, as a result of either
privileges, or taxes and duties, or autocratic government ideas, so the change came
by either violent movements or illuminated ideas that defined concepts such as
freedom, independence of nations, unity, responsibility, rights and obligations;
organizations were devised to implement those concepts, changing the way people
were thinking and building what we are currently experiencing – a democratic
society that tends towards globalization but has a multi-cultural identity, defined
and uniqueness in diversity.
Documentary history makes it possible for humanity to know itself, and
define itself in terms of economy and culture. And the latter gives rise to identity –
starting from the anthropological, spiritual patterns, moving into developing
abilities, innovating concepts and ideas whose applicability contributed to creating
the current, diverse personality.
Conceptualizing change as replacement of ideas, organizations, and mind-
sets is currently present in contemporary society at both the immediate material
level and the subtle, profound spiritual level.
The globalization process, so much discussed and debated in the world, is
the strongest challenge humanity has been faced with, and it responds differently
because the multicultural diversity and diverging analyses of the phenomenon
makes its facets shine as a process of change leading into a new era of knowledge.
Rodica Aida Popa - High Court of Cassation and Justice, Criminal Chamber; Romanian
Representative at the Council of Europe’s Consultative Council of European Judges, firstname.lastname@example.org.