The Peace Courts in the Romanian Judicial System


  • Constantin Tanase Danubius University of Galati


Reconciliation; peace courts; litigation


Reconciliation, as a way of solving disputes between the members of the Romanian communities,
has ancestral origins and obviously a long tradition. Firstly known in the old customary law (the Law of the
country or Jus Valahicum or Jus Valahorum) the peace was taken over by modern law, creating specialized
courts (peace courts, the district courts, the traveling judges), or the public entities (the peace commissions, the
judiciary commissions) that contributed to the simplification and speed of the act of justice, but also to educate
the population and to create a correct attitude towards the law and its compliance. Currently, although some
legal institutions and a legislative framework have been created as an alternative in the litigation confrontation
in court, the role of reconciliation is quite blurred. The present paper highlights the experience gained in the
field of reference and some ways of re-evaluating and reusing it.

Author Biography

Constantin Tanase, Danubius University of Galati

Senior Lecturer, PhD


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