The Impact of COVID-19 on the Romanian Criminal Law. The Main Changes in the Legal Content of the Futility of Combating Diseases Offense


  • Ana Alina Ionescu Dumitrache Danubius University of Galati


public health; COVID-19 pandemic; Criminal Code


In this article we aim at highlighting the main changes that have occurred in the architecture of
crimes against public health as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the scientific endeavor aims at
highlighting the intervention of the Romanian criminal legislator in the sense of reconfiguring the legal content
of the crime to prevent diseases in the context imposed by the state of emergency demanded by the COVID-19
pandemic. We will analyze the changes and completions made in the matter of art. 352 of the Criminal Code
through the Emergency Ordinance no. 28/2020 for amending and supplementing Law no. 286/2009 regarding
the Criminal Code, this crime being considered to be particularly serious in the dramatic panorama created by
COVID-19, which can seriously endanger important social values such as life and health.

Author Biography

Ana Alina Ionescu Dumitrache, Danubius University of Galati

Senior Lecturer, PhD, Faculty of Law


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