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Titus Corlăţean


TitusCorlăţean, Ph.D.,is a legal scholar, diplomat, lawmaker and educator. He holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Bucharest, and has conducted advanced studies in International Relations and Diplomacy at the International Institute for Public Administration in Paris, and at the National Defense College in Bucharest.

He is the author of several books in the field of human rights, and of numerous scientific papers in the fields of law, human rights, and post-Soviet secessionism.

He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University in Bucharest, Romania, where he teaches the International and European protection of Human Rights.

Currently Dr. Corlăţean is a visiting scholar at Harvard University/ the Center for the Study of World Religions, with a project of scientific research on a topic related to the European secular governance and the European values related to the freedoms of conscience and religion.

In terms of political activity, Titus Corlăţean is a member of Social Democratic Party. From 2004 until present, he has won a mandate of deputy and three consecutive mandates of senator.

Between 2012 and 2014,Dr. Corlățeanserved as Romaniaߴs Minister of Justice, and as Romaniaߴs Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Currently, Dr.Corlățeanserves as a Romanian Senator. In 2018, he serves as Chairman of the special joint Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the coordination of the parliamentary activities in the framework of the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. At the same time, he acts as a member of the Committees on European Affairs, and on Constitutional Affairs within the Romanian Senate.

In terms of foreign policy positions, he is a former member of the European Parliament, serving between 2007 and 2008 as first Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs and member of the EU-R. Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, after acting between 2005 and 2006 as an observer member of the European Parliament in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and in the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He returned to Romanian Parliament in 2008 as a senator.

In 2017-2018, he serves as President of the Romanian National Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and also Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

Currently, Corlățean is the rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly on the Middle East Peace Process, on behalf of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy.

Recently has been designated the General Rapporteuron the abolition of the death penalty, on behalf of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

Also he is First Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy/PACE.

In January 2019, Senator Corlățean, member of the Romanian Parliament Delegation to the PACE, is unanimously elected, on behalf of two PACE Committees, as representative to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the Council of Europeߴs Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism - MONEYVAL.


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