In the Official Journal no. 50 of 25.03.2020 has published the Normative Act no. 9 dated on 25.03.2020, under the title “On special measures in the field of judicial activity during the period caused by the COVID-19 epidemic”.
This act, which announces 15-day delay than the decision of suspension of the judicial activity throughout the national territory issued by the High Judicial Council on 11.03.2020, provides that:
- All civil, criminal and administrative court hearings are suspended for the entire duration of the epidemic;
- With the entry into force of this Normative Act, the procedural terms for filing lawsuits, filing appeals and any procedural act related to civil, criminal and administrative issues are suspended;
- When the deadlines begin during the epidemic period, they postponed until the end of the epidemic period.
The above rules have been mantained and do not apply, to the Court’s assessment, only to administrative issues dealing with emergency measures, family and juvenile issues, criminal issues (arrest, protective measures, pre-trial detention).
On the other side, The High Judicial Council has extended the period of suspension of judicial activity until 07.04.2020 (inclusive).