The Public Ministry is a part of the judicial authority and represents, within the judicial activity, the general interests of the society and defends the rule of law, as well as the rights and freedoms of the citizens (Chapter VI, Section 2, Article 131 of the Constitution of Romania). The Public Ministry exercises its competences under the provisions of the law and is headed by the Prosecutor General of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ).
The Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice coordinates the activity of the subordinate prosecutors, fulfills the duties provided by law, has legal personality and manages the budget of the Public Ministry.
The Prosecutor General of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice is the chief authorizing officer and represents the Public Ministry in relations with the other public authorities and with any legal or natural persons, from the country or abroad.
According to the law, the Public Ministry exercises its powers through the prosecutors constituted in prosecutor’s offices. The prosecutor’s offices operate attached to the courts, they conduct and supervise the criminal investigation activity of the judicial police.
The Project Management Unit (UMP) runs the external financing programs whose beneficiary is the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice and is subordinated to the General Prosecutor of the POHCCJ, the First Deputy or the Deputy General Prosecutor. The UMP staff identifies the sources of non-reimbursable external financing, elaborates the project proposals, coordinates the implementation of projects with external financing, from a technical point of view, ensures the optimal communication with the financiers and the institutional partners. Projects there have been implemented, over the years, funded through PHARE, the Transition Facility, the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and grants through the project calls launched directly by the European Commission (DG Justice or DG Internal Affairs).
More details regarding the projects implemented by the UMP within the PICCJ can be found by consulting the following links: