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Raluca-Ioana Mocanu

Lecturer Ph.D. at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law

Dr. Raluca-Ioana Mocanu is lecturer at Criminal Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest since 2018, specialised in organised crime and related offences. Her lectures, at the Master program „Criminal Sciences„ provides a special focus on transnational organised crime and related offences – drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants, laundering of mine as well as terrorist offences. The lectures are meant to analyse the Romanian legal dispositions regarding the above-mentioned issues and the most relevant cases from Romanian jurisprudence.

Also, the lectures provide a comparative prospective of the national legislation in relation to other European legal systems. Her academic career began in 2005, when she joined Criminal Law Department and started to have classes with students, while she completed doctoral studies regarding the Romanian anti-terrorist law. She defended the thesis on March 2010 at the University of Bucharest. In 2014 she was the National Rapporteur for Romanian anti-terrorist legislation at the Vienna International Comparative Law Congress.

Her interest regarding organised crime offences has raised after several post-doctoral research fellowships. She was awarded the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Students, consequently for the academic year 2014-2015 she joined the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Fribourg (Switzerland) with the research-project „Organised Crime Between West and East. Trafficking in Human Beings” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nicolas Queloz.

In the following years she several three moths research stage at the University of Poitiers, Institute for Criminal Sciences with the project: „Trafficking in Human Beings. Smuggling of Migrants. Adapting the Legal Response to Current Evolution of the Phenomenon„ and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar with the project : „The Legal Response to Self-Radicalized Terrorists”.

Since 2019 she is member at national network in the project COST Action 17102 POLICE STOPS; in February 2020 she was designated MS Substitute. She participated in numerous conferences and published several studies and articles.

  • Raluca Mocanu: „Once Again about Corruption related to Medical Assistance System. Why the High Court of Justice did not legalize the informal payments, iun.2015;
  • Raluca Mocanu: „Fetus Aggression. Offences in New Criminal Code„ in The Annals of the University of Bucharest – Law Series, I/ 2014:132-142;
  • Raluca-Ioana MOCANU & George ANTONIU – „Comparative Counter-terrorism Law: Romania„ (the Chapter for Romania) in Comparative Counter-Terrorism Law„ edited by Kent Roach – Cambridge University Press, 2014;
  • Raluca MOCANU: „New Dispositions regarding Terrorist Offences Amended by Law no. 187/2012 in Judicial Science Review vol. 24, 2/2013: 196-218;
  • Raluca Mocanu: ”Terrorism. The Romanian Anti-terrorism Law. Comparative Study„ Universul Juridic Ed. Bucharest, 2013, Romania (411 pages);
  • Raluca Mocanu: “New disposition of organized crime group in New Criminal Code” Romania’s New Codes. Studies and research projects. Ed. Universul Juridic, 2011:599-607;
  • Raluca Mocanu: “Infanticide. Murder. Disorders caused by Childbirth. Presumption of innocence“ (High Court of Cassation and Justice, Criminal Chamber Decision no.795 of March 2008), The Annals of the University of Bucharest – Law Series, IV/2011: 507-514;
  • Raluca Mocanu: “The murder of the victim by the perpetrator who committed a rape in order to conceal it. May the inability of the victim of making a prior complaint lead to the replacement of the principle of availability by the principle of formality concerning the fact of rape?” (High Court of Justice and Cassation, Criminal Chamber, Decision no.464 of February 11, 2009). The Annals of the University of Bucharest – Law Series, II/2010: 120-128;
  • Raluca Mocanu: “Drug Trafficking and Abuse. Criminal Cases”, Hamangiu Ed., Bucharest, 2007, Romania (325 pages);
  • Raluca Mocanu: “Drug Abuser. Introducing Hard Drugs in the Country. Continuous Offences.” Romanian Pandects, IV, 2005: 68-73;
  • Raluca Mocanu: “Recourses in the Interest of the Law. Offences with Complex Outcomes. Judgment of the Civil Action Together with the Criminal Law. The Problem of the Secondary or Co-lateral Effects with a Distinct Penal Frame”. Romanian Pandects, I, 2005: 49-55

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