The High Court of Cassation and Justice (HCCJ) dismissed as unfounded the appeal of the Hungarian Association for Medical and Pharmaceutical Preparedness (AMPMFR) against the decision of the Bucharest Court of Appeal, which upheld the decision of the National Council for Combating Discrimination, according to which the conduct of practice (ducation) only in Romanian at the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology (UMFST) in Târgu Mureş is no discrimination.
“Dismisses the appeal of the Hungarian Association for the Medical and Pharmaceutical Training in Romania against the Sentinel No 3051 of 14 October 2016 of the Bucharest Court of Appeal – Section VIII of Administrative and Fiscal Appeal as unfounded. Orders the appellant to pay the costs in the amount of 5,000 lei in favor of the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology in Târgu Mureş, with the application of Article 451 paragraph 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure“, the HCCJ portal shows.
The process was aimed at a decision of the NCCD from October 2013, made by a majority vote, that it was shown that in the case of supporting the practical evidence only in Romanian at UMF Târgu Mureş (became UMFST meanwhile) is not discrimination.
“The condition imposed by the Senate Decision of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu-Mureş on April 30, 2013, of carrying out the clinical traineeships only in Romanian, does not constitute a discriminatory act towards the students studying in the native Hungarian language” – a press release sent by NCCD in October 2013.
The NCCD decision was adopted at that time with 6 votes for and 2 votes against, with separate opinion.
The NCCD decision was appealed to the Bucharest Court of Appeal by DAHR and the Hungarian Association for Medical and Pharmaceutical Preparedness in Romania (AMPMFR), which dismissed the action as unfounded, and the HCCJ maintained that decision.