Electronic surveillance for the purpose of enforcing freedom restricting sanctions

Recently, Law no. 146/2021 regarding electronic surveillance within judicial and executional criminal proceedings was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, for the first time regulating the use of electronic monitoring devices in Romania. As a result, the Informatic System for Electronic Surveillance will be initiated and run a pilot program between March 1, 2022, and December 31, 2025.

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