European Case Law Identifier (ECLI)


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National ECLI coordinator

The Ministry of Justice is the national ECLI coordinator –

Country Code

The Country Code for Romania is [RO]

Generation of national ECLI

ECLI was introduced in Romanian courts at the end of 2015.

The ECLI is automatically assigned, using the electronic case management system (ECRIS), to judgments handed down since 2007 by the courts (High Court of Cassation and Justice, appeal courts, tribunals and district courts). For judgments handed down after 15 December 2015, ECLI also appears in paper format.

At the moment there is no online database of national case law base connected to the ECLI search engine within the e-Justice Portal. However, there is a database in which all judgments handed down by Romanian courts in 2010 are taken from the ECRIS system and published in anonymised form - ROLII, currently under development.

In Romania the ECLI code consists of:

  • ‘ECLI’;
  • country code ‘RO’;
  • court code - a list of court codes can be found here  PDF (256 Kb) RO;
  • the year of the judgment;
  • an ordinal number, consisting of the internal number of the corresponding electronic register in the ECRIS system (unique to the court) and the judgment number as granted in the court decision register (unique to the register).


The ECLI code assigned to a judgment delivered by District Court of Bucharest 4 could look like this: ECLI:RO:JDS4B:2017:001.004053, where ‘JDS4B’ is the court code, ‘2017’ – the year of the judgment, ‘001’ – the internal number of the corresponding electronic register in the ECRIS system and ‘004053’ is the judgment number.

Last update: 07/12/2021

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