Annex no. 1 to the Decision of the Plenum of the Constitutional Court no. 3 of February 27, 2012
on the accreditation of the representatives of the mass media at the Constitutional Court of Romania
Art. 1 – (1) At the activities, public meetings and press conferences organized by the Constitutional Court of Romania may be accredited the representatives of national and local press institutions – hereinafter referred to as journalists – daily, periodicals, news agencies, radio stations and Romanian and foreign television, as well as freelance journalists.
(2) Pursuant to the provisions of art. 11 letter l) of the Regulation on the organization and functioning of the Constitutional Court, accreditation is granted by the magistrate-assistant chief director of the Cabinet of the President of the Constitutional Court, coordinator of the External Relations, Press Relations and Protocol Department. , at the request of the press institution whose employee is the journalist or at the request of the freelance journalist who meets the conditions of the present regulation, following the proposal of the counselor with attributions in the field of press relations.
(3) The granting of accreditation does not attract the control of the Constitutional Court over the materials published by the accredited journalist or the news broadcast by the mass media.
(4) The procedures for refusing to grant accreditation or withdrawing the accreditation of a journalist may be initiated only for facts that impede the normal development of the activity of the Constitutional Court and that do not concern the opinions expressed in prior consultation of the management of the respective media institution, or of the freelance journalist, as the case may be.
(5) The Constitutional Court recommends to all journalists and mass media to take into account and apply the deontological principles contained in Resolutions no. 1003 (1993) and no. 1215 (1993) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, taking into account their social and legal responsibility for the correct information of public opinion and the observance of moral values and civil rights.
Art. 2 – Accredited journalists have access to the activities, public meetings and press conferences organized by the Constitutional Court, which are announced in advance by the External Relations, Press Relations and Protocol Department.
Accreditation of journalists
Art. 3 – (1) Accreditation at the Constitutional Court may be permanent or provisional.
(2) The permanent accreditation is updated annually.
(3) Provisional accreditation is granted only in case of special events taking place at the Constitutional Court.
Art. 4 – (1) In order to obtain a permanent accreditation, the requesting press institution or the freelance journalists shall address, in writing, the External Relations, Press Relations and Protocol Department of the Constitutional Court.
(2) In order to obtain a permanent accreditation, the requesting media institution or the freelance journalist shall present the following documents:
- application for accreditation;
- curriculum vitae of the journalist / journalists proposed for accreditation;
- copy of ID card;
- copy of the up-to-date press release;
- a recent photo, sent in electronic format to the e-mail address provided by the External Relations, Press Relations and Protocol Department.
(3) The application requesting permanent accreditation shall contain: the name, surname, quality of the journalist within the editorial office (editor, publicist-commentator, photojournalist, operator, etc.) and the contact details (e-mail, telephone) to which the accredited journalist wishes to receive press materials on the work of the Constitutional Court. The written request will be dated, signed and stamped by the director or editor-in-chief of the respective media institution, as the case may be.
(4) Incomplete files are not accepted.
(5) The issuance of permanent accreditations shall be made within two working days from the registration of the complete application files.
(6) The accredited journalist shall be issued with a card that allows him / her access to the activities, meetings and press conferences organized by the Constitutional Court during a calendar year.
(7) In case of termination of the employment or collaboration contract between the journalist accredited to the Constitutional Court and the media institution that requested the accreditation, it has the obligation to notify, in writing, the adviser with responsibilities in the field of press relations within 24 hours from the date of termination of the said legal relationship.
Art. 5 – The accredited journalist must wear, during his / her presence in the Constitutional Court, the accreditation card that allows him / her access to the institution. Credentials are not transferable.
Art. 6 – (1) In order to obtain a provisional accreditation, the requesting press institution shall address, in writing, the External Relations, Press Relations and Protocol Department of the Constitutional Court, 24 hours before the event at which it wishes to be accredited.
(2) Access to the Constitutional Court will be allowed on the basis of the identity document and the journalist’s card.
(3) The provisional accreditation is valid only for the day or period in which the activity for which the accreditation was granted is carried out.
Rights and duties of accredited journalists
Art. 7 – Accredited journalists have the obligation to align themselves with the deontological norms of the profession.
Art. 8 – (1) Accredited journalists, photojournalists and television operators have the obligation to respect the dignity and privacy of all persons in the building.
(2) Filming and photography are strictly prohibited in:
a) the perimeter of the access control equipment in the building;
b) the offices and halls intended for the activities carried out by the members of the Constitutional Court and the staff of the institution.
(3) Accredited photojournalists and television operators, who use mobile television cameras, have access to the courtroom of public hearings, only with the consent of the President of the Constitutional Court, for a maximum of 10 minutes from the opening of the hearing.
(4) Accredited journalists, photojournalists and television operators have access to the spaces set up for the press and for the installation of cameras.
(5) Accredited journalists may not intervene, in any form, in carrying out the activities of the Constitutional Court they attend.
(6) The use of concealed audio and video recording equipment is prohibited.
(7) Failure to comply with these rules will lead to the withdrawal of press accreditation.
Art. 9 – The access of journalists to the headquarters of the Constitutional Court is made through the entrance B1 (Calea 13 Septembrie), based on the accreditations issued by the Constitutional Court and an identity document.
Art. 10 – The External Relations, Press Relations and Protocol Department of the Constitutional Court keeps track of the accreditations of the media representatives and ensures the correct application of the provisions of this Regulation and the operative information of the Constitutional Court management regarding issues.
Art. 11 – The application for accreditation and the accreditation card are established by the annex to the present regulation.
Art. 12 – The regulation will be brought to the attention of the mass media by posting it on the website of the Constitutional Court.