International conference
Efficiency of legal norms. 3rd Edition. Challenges of the Current Decade

The “Efficiency of Legal Norms” proved a matter of interest, seeing that the 3nd edition of the international conference organized on this subject brought together a larger number of participants, coming from more countries as compared to the first edition.

The current decade presents numerous challenges of economic, social and political nature. In Romania, the new civil and criminal codes have entered into force, expressing the need of legislative change. Issues regarding environmental protection and administrative organization, as well as the will to revise the Constitution, raised many law controversies. Many countries have faced a prolonged recession and connected issues like the anti-migration wave. In the European Union, solutions had to balance the internal view with the European rules.

At a global level, political phenomena like “Arab Spring”, environmental issues, global criminality, revelations about gathering information programs conducted at the state level, or protection of personal data evidenced the need for international regulation; action had to be taken, solutions still have to be found.

In such context, individuals have to be aware of their rights and means to protect them. In 2014 the second phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education, initiated by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, will be completed.
As this decade presents many issues for the national legal systems and for international law, we have decided that the theme of this year’s conference should be the “Challenges of the current decade”.

  We have the pleasure to announce you that the Faculty of Law Cluj-Napoca – “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University – organizes the International Conference on “The Efficiency of Legal Norms, 3rd Edition –Challenges of the Current Decade” to be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 15th-17th, 2014.
We are writing to you on behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee invites you to participate and spread the word among your colleagues and other professional contacts.

The Conference is organized in cooperation with the Department of Social and Humanistic Research of the “George Bariţiu” Institute of History – Cluj Branch of the Romanian Academy,the Romanian Institute for Human Rightsthe Romanian Association of Penal SciencesInstitute of Administrative Science of Moldovathe Intellectual Property Rights Scientific Association and the Romanian Society of Authors and Publishers of Scientific Works.

The participants are academics, researchers and law practitioners. The conference languages are Romanian and English. At the same time, the conference will host two workshops

  • WORKSHOP 1 – Special Techniques of Surveillance and Research
  • WORKSHOP 2 – Current Trends of Juridical Education

      The Conference advances for discussion the following main sections:

  • Private law;
  • Public law.

The Conference Proceedings will be published in FIAT IUSTITIA (– link –), journal indexed in EBSCO.
All papers must be submitted electronically to e-mail address:

The registration fee is 70 Euro and includes: conference participation, the portfolio with conference mate­rials, welcome cocktail, coffee-breaks, lunch and festive dinner, as well as the publication of the paper in the conference proceedings, guided tour on the May 17th. The registration fee does not include transportation, meals, and accommodation. Proof of registration fee will be sent to the email conference address.


Submission (registration form and abstract, maximum 300 words in English): April 15th, 2014

Notification of acceptance:

April 22th, 2014

Paper submission and registration fee:

May 4th, 2014

       If you will need more information, please send an email to:

The detailed schedule of the conference – here