The Romanian Supreme Court rejects an appeal on points of law which relied on claims of non-compliance with the right to inviolability of domicile brought against an order for unannounced inspections conducted (BRD-Group Société Générale)

The irremediable impairment of the rights of defence may arise from the disregard of the right to the inviolability of domicile Introduction ...whilst it is true that the rights of the defence must be observed in administrative procedures which may lead to the imposition of penalties, it is necessary to prevent those rights from being irremediably impaired during preliminary inquiry procedures which may be decisive in providing evidence of the unlawful nature of conduct engaged in by undertakings and for which they may be liable . Consequently, although certain rights of the defence relate only to contentious proceedings which follow the delivery of the statement of objections, other rights must be respected even during the preliminary inquiry [1]. (emphasis added) On 30-31 October

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Emanuela Matei, The Romanian Supreme Court rejects an appeal on points of law which relied on claims of non-compliance with the right to inviolability of domicile brought against an order for unannounced inspections conducted (BRD-Group Société Générale), 11 April 2013, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 66980

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