Treaty ratification Law – empirical study on the temporal efficacy of the parliamentary procedure

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Romanian Parliament, legislative procedure, treaty ratification, empirical legal research, temporal efficacy.


The empirical impact of laws is seldom studied in Romania and much less studied is the impact of laws on the activity of the legislative body. This paper analyses the efficacy of the applicable law regarding the treaty ratification procedure the Parliament has to follow. The present study appeals to the quantitative method of counting and calculating the time necessary to adopt a law on an international treaty, to better observe the efficacy of the law concerning the procedure itself. Results indicate that the applicable law on the treaty adoption procedure almost halved the time required to complete the parliamentary procedure. It is considered that while the law regarding the treaty adoption procedure brought about an effective improvement in the parliamentary procedure, empirical studies about the activity of institutions like the legislative body reveal maybe better perspectives in the study of legal institutions and the impact of the law.


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