Valer Dorneanu

Valer Dorneanu (born 21 November 1944) is a Romanian politician and jurist. A prominent member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Dorneanu was the president of the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Romanian Parliament) between December 2000 and November 2004. He spent four additional years in the Chamber, departing at the 2008 election.[1] Since 2013 he is a judge in Romania's Constitutional Court, for a mandate of 9 years, and the president of this institution since 2016.


In 1967, Dorneanu graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Bucharest. He has since become a Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest.[1] From 1967 to 1974 he was a prosecutor at the courts of Sector 5 and Sector 6 in Bucharest.[2] During the Communist era, he was one of the ideologues of former President and dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.[3]

In 2002, Dorneanu was awarded the Order of the Star of Romania, Knight rank.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Structura Parlamentului României 2004–2008" (in Romanian). Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b Pantazi, Raluca; Cozmei, Victor (3 July 2012). "Cine este Valer Dorneanu, președintele interimar al instituției Avocatul Poporului". (in Romanian). Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  3. ^ Bădică, Petre (18 June 2019). "Valer Dorneanu, reales președinte CCR. În tinerețe, a fost ideologul lui Ceaușescu". (in Romanian). Newsweek. Retrieved 15 October 2020.