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High Court of Cassation and Justice

High Court of Cassation and Justice
Romanian: Înalta Curte de Casație și Justiție

Established 1861
Country  Romania
Location Bucharest
Composition method admission contest/Promotion
Authorized by Constitution
Currently Livia Doina Stanciu
Since 17 September 2010

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (Romanian: Înalta Curte de Casație și Justiție) is Romania's supreme court, and the court of last resort. It is the equivalent of France's Cour de cassation and serves a similar function to other courts of cassation around the world.

It held various names during its existence: "Curtea Supremă" (Supreme Court) and "Tribunalul Suprem" (Supreme Tribunal) during Communist times (1948–1952 and 1952–1989 respectively), and "Curtea Supremă de Justiție" (Supreme Court of Justice) from 1990 to 2003. The name "Înalta Curte de Casație și Justiție" was re-introduced in 2003, having been also used

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