Facultatea de Drept

Conf. univ. dr. Laura-Maria CRĂCIUNEAN-TATU


Laura Craciunean

Fields of competence:

  • Public International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Diplomatic and Consular Law

Research interests:

  • Economic
  • Social and Cultural rights
  • The rights of persons belonging to national minorities
  • Human rights and cultural diversity

Contact:

Facultatea de Drept
Calea Dumbrăvii, nr. 34
Sibiu, România
Birou: 223
Email: laura-maria.craciunean@ulbsibiu.ro

Curriculum Vitae

Current and past professional positions:

  • Independent expert in respect of Romania, United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1st of January 2017 – 31st of December 2020)
  • Independent expert in respect of Romania, Council of Europe, Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities (1st of June 2016 – 30th of May 2020)
  • Independent expert in respect of Romania, United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (30th of September 2014 – 31st of December 2016). Member of the drafting groups on: corruption and human rights; local governments and human rights; discrimination against persons affected by leprosy; migrant children and adolescents; vice-president of the Committee (in 2016)
  • Vice-dean at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Law (2015-2016)
  • Associate Professor – Public International Law, Diplomatic and Consular Law, International Humanitarian Law – Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Law
  • Co-editor of Law Review Acta Universitatis Lucian Blaga Iurisprudentia
  • Guest editor, of the Romanian Journal of Comparative Law, for the Issue 2/2013
  • Lawyer (2010-present) – National Union of Romanian Bars Association, Sibiu Bar Association

Education:
Main education:

  • Postdoctoral studies in Law (2013), Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania – research thesis: The International Protection of Cultural Rights and Cultural Diversity
  • PhD in Law (2008), Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
  • Post-graduate studies in Law (2002), Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
  • Bachelor of Law (2001), Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

Visiting fellowships / Specialization courses / Documentation stages:

  • Visiting fellow/researcher (2012), Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, The Netherlands
  • Member of the research group on Cultural Diversity (2009), The Hague Academy of International Law, Centre for Research in International Law and International Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Research and documentation stages at:
    • Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany (2013);
    • European University Institute, Academy of European Law, Florence, Italy (2011)

Courses:

  • The right to a fair trial in the ECHR, Fair Trials International, Strasbourg, France (2012);
  • Summer Course on Public International Law, Xiamen Academy of International Law, Xiamen, Peoples Republic of China (2010);
  • Summer Course on German and European Law, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany (2008);
  • Specialization Course in International Criminal Law, International Institute for Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, Syracuse, Italy (2007);
  • Summer Course on Public International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law; The Hague, The Netherlands (2007);
  • Summer University – Europe Between the Freedom of Culture and the Culture of Freedoms, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Law, Sibiu, Romania (2007);
  • The International Criminal Court – Status Quo and Future Challenges, organized by the Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany (2007),
  • Summer Course on Human Rights Law, European University Institute, Academy of European Law, Florence, Italy (2006).

Publications:

  1. Drept internaţional public [Public International Law], Hamangiu Publishing House, Bucharest, 2008 (1st edition), 2014 (2nd edition) – co-authored;
  2. Drept internaţional umanitar [eng. International Humanitarian Law], Hamangiu Publishing House, Bucharest, 2014;
  3. Protecţia diversităţii culturale în dreptul internaţional: modelul „uniţi în diversitate”?, [eng. International Protection of Cultural Diversity: „the United in Diversity” Model?], Hamangiu Publishing House, Bucharest, 2013, (Postdoctoral Thesis);
  4. Protecţia drepturilor culturale în dreptul internaţional [eng. The International Protection of Cultural Rights], C.H. Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, 2011;
  5. Drept diplomatic şi consular. Note de curs [eng. Diplomatic and Consular Law.Handbook], “Lucian Blaga University Publishing House, Sibiu, 2011.

Book chapters/Articles:

  1. The CESCR, 50 Years Latter: Developments in Respect of the Justiciability of ESC Rights and the Universality, Indivisibility, Inter-relatedness and Inter-dependence of all Human Rights in Antônio Augusto Cançado Trinidade, C. Barros Leal, R. Z. Ribeiro Leão, O Cinquentenário dos Dois Pactos de Direitos Humanos da ONU, vol. 1, Instituto Brasiliero de Direitos Humanos, Fortaleza, Brasil: Expressão Gráfica e Editora, ISBN: 978-85-420-0871-5, 2016, pp. 203-232;
  2. Cultural Rights and a Right to Cultural Identity before the European Court of Human Rights: Present Approaches and Future Challenges in D.M. Vicente, Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective, Brill/Nijhoff, ISBN 9789004298712, 2016, pp. 136-162;
  3. L’évolution de la protection des droits par la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme depuis la crise de 2008 în E.S. Tănăsescu, E. Oliva, Droits fondamentaux, équilibre budgétaire et protection juridictionnelle, Institut Universitaire de Varenne, 2016, ISBN 978-2-37032-084-1, pp. 151-169;
  4. De l’intérêt du contrôle de constitutionnalité pour le justitiable au regard du contrôle de conventionnalité in Natașa Danelciuc-Colodorvschi, Bertrand Mathieu, Xavier Philippe et Jean-Pierre Massias, L’invocabilité des principes constitutionnels par les citoyens dans les pays de l’Est de l’Europe, Est Europa n° 1-2016, ISSN 1632-451X, pp. 51-66;
  5. Transplanting Democracy and Human Rights in a Post-Communist Country: some Comments on the Role of the Venice Commission’ Opinions in Respect of Romania in L. Mälksoo, I. Ziemele, D. Žalimas, Baltic Yearbook of International Law, vol. 15 (2015), ISBN13: 978-90-04-32974-4, pp. 303-331;
  6. Protejarea drepturilor omului de către Curtea Europeană a Drepturilor Omului după declanșarea crizei economice din 2008: evoluții, în E.S. Tănăsescu, E. Oliva, Echilibrul bugetar. Impact normativ şi instituţional. Efecte asupra protecţiei drepturilor fundamentale, Editura Hamangiu, București, 2015, ISBN 978-606-27-0481-0;
  7. Implementing Cultural Diversity within and outside the European Union: a test for the EU’ s and its Members States Competences in Cultural Matters? in Christ University Law Journal, vol. 4, no.1/2015, (January-June 2015), pp. 103-123, ISSN 2278-4322, Bangalore, India;
  8. Raportul dintre dreptul internaţional public şi dreptul intern: discuţii din perspectiva legislaţiei române în materie [eng. The Relation between Public International Law and Domestic Law: Discussions from the Romanian Law Perspective], published in V. Cojocaru, D. Sârcu-Scobioală, V. Zaharia (eds.) Interacţiunea dreptului intern cu dreptul internaţional: provocări şi soluţii [eng. The Interaction between Domestic and International Law: Challenges and Solutions], vol. III, Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău, 2015, pp. 13-29;
  9. The Draft Law on the Protection of National Minorities in Romania: Towards a Legal Definition of the Syntagm “National Minority”? in A. Oriolo, A. Vigorito (eds.), La “dimensione culturale” nel diritto interno ed internazionale, Aracne Editrice, Roma, 2014, pp. 99-129;
  10. Religious Diversity in Romania – Europe’s Best Pupil?, in M.-C. Foblets, N. Yassari (eds.), Approches juridiques de la diversite culturelle/Legal Approaches to Cultural Diversity, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston, 2013, pp. 637-678;
  11. Diversitatea culturală şi „uniţi în diversitate”: valori fundamentale ale dreptului Uniunii Europene. Înainte şi după Lisabona [eng. Cultural Diversity and „United in Diversity: Fundamental Values of EU Law. Before and after Lisbon] in Dreptul nr. 8/2013, Universul Juridic Publishing House, Bucharest, pp. 226-251;
  12. Uniunea Europeană şi adoptarea Convenţiei UNESCO din 2005: despre promovarea diversităţii culturale în relaţiile externe ale Uniunii Europene [eng. The EU and the Adoption of the UNESCO Convention of 2005: on the Promotion of Cultural Diversity in the EU’s External Relations] in Pandectele Române no. 5/2013, Wolters Kluwer Publishing House, Bucharest, pp.51-67;
  13. Drepturile culturale în jurisprudenţa Curţii Europene a drepturilor omului: o încercare de a construi principii comune în materie culturală? [eng. Cultural Rights in the ECHR’ Jurisprudence: An Attempt to Build some Common Cultural Principles?] in C. Munteanu (ed.), In Honorem Alexandru Bacaci, Ovidiu Ungureanu, Culegere de studii, Universul Juridic Publishing House, Bucharest, 2012, pp. 379-388;
  14. Curtea Europeană a Drepturilor Omului: despre dreptul la identitate culturală [eng. The ECHR: on a Distinct Subjective Right to Cultural Identity] in Pandectele Române, no.7/2012, Wolters Kluwer Publishing House, Bucharest, pp. 13-31;
  15. Doctrina marjei de apreciere în jurisprudenţa CEDO: un instrument util pentru protejarea diversităţii culturale inter şi intra-statale? [eng. The Margin of Appreciation Doctrine: a Useful Instrument for the Protection of inter and intra-state Diversity?] in R. Bercea (eds.), Mai este Curtea Europeană a Drepturilor Omului un mecanism judiciar eficace? [eng. Is the ECHR an Effective Judicial Mechanism?], Universul Juridic Publishing House, Bucharest, 2013, pp. 205-217;
  16. Protocolul Opţional la Pactul Internaţional privind Drepturile Economice, Sociale şi Culturale: o nouă eră pentru drepturile culturale? [eng. The UN Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: a New Era for Cultural Rights?] in NRDO [eng. New Romanian Journal of Human Rights] no. 1/2011, C.H. Beck Publishing House, available also in English at: http://njhr.ro/?page_id=63;
  17. Is there a Right to Cultural Identity? in East-West Cultural Passage, vol. 11/2011, pp. 142-164;
  18. The Role of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights General Comment no.21/2009 in Clarifying the Content of the Right to Take Part in Cultural Right, in Caiete de Drept Internaţional [eng. International Law Papers] no. 1/2011;
  19. About Cultural Rights in International Law: Conceptual Clarifications in RRDI [eng. Romanian Journal of International Law] no. 12/2011, C.H. Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, pp. 70-91;
  20. Protecţia diversităţii culturale în dreptul internaţional – UNESCO, între tradiţii şi cultura diversităţii [eng. The Protection of Cultural Diversity in International Law – UNESCO, between its Traditions and the Culture of Diversity] in NRDO [eng. New Romanian Journal of Human Rights] no. 4/2010, C.H. Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, pp.25-42;
  21. Consiliul Europei, Uniunea Europeană şi România, despre libertatea gândirii, conştiinţei şi a religiei [eng. Council of Europe, European Union and Romania, about freedom of thought, conscience and religion] in ACTA ULBS no. 1/2010, Universul Juridic Publishing House, Bucharest, pp. 281-293;
  22. Discuţii cu privire la condiţiile de admisibilitate a comunicărilor adresate Comitetului pentru Drepturile Economice, Sociale şi Culturale [eng. Discussions on the Admissibility Conditions for Communications Filed to the International Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights] in ACTA ULBS no. 2/2010, Universul Juridic Publishing House, Bucharest, pp. 227-237;
  23. Interpretarea conţinutului dreptului de proprietate privată şi a limitelor acestuia în jurisprudenţa Curţii Internaţionale de Justiţie, a Curţii Europene a Drepturilor Omului şi a Curţii de Justiţie a Comunităţilor Europene [end. The Interpretation of the Private Property Right and its Limits in the Case-law of the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice] in Pandectele Române [eng. Romanian Pandects]no. 4/2008, pp. 36-52;
  24. The Protection of the Rights of National Minorities in the Basic Bilateral Treaties of Romania Agreed with its Neighbors States published in The State and the Legal System – Institutional Contemporary Transformations, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu Publishing House, 2006, pp. 189-202.

Proiecte de cercetare:

Memberships in Associations:

  • Member of the European Society of International Law (since 2008);
  • Member of the Research Network on Cultural Diversity and National Minorities of Iasi, Romania, Center for Research and Inter-cultural Communication (since 2015);
  • Member of AAA – Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law (since 2007);
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Euro Atlantic Diplomacy Society (since 2014);
  • Member of the Romanian Infrastructure for Peace (since 2015);
  • Member/Founder of the Legal Advisers College of Sibiu (2004 – 2010);
  • Member of the Sibiu Bar Association (since September 2010);
  • Member of the Consultative Committee of Sibiu Local Agency for Employment (since 2001);
  • Member of the Local Commission for Equality of Chances between Women and Men, Sibiu, (since 2010)

Working languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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