Adrian Relu Tănase**
The problem of intellectual theft, plagiarism, appeared in public for several years, after being widely debated proven accusations aimed more public figures and who have not respected the rules of conduct at academic and scientific writing doctoral theses. Called to rule on the existence or otherwise of plagiarism in different case, state institutions in this matter exceeded sometimes rules goals in establishing the guilt of individuals, making analysis based on the rules of conduct did not apply at the time support those papers. They thus infringed the fundamental principles of the rule of law, particularly the principles of legality and non retroactivity of the law, stated in Article 15 paragraph 2 of the Constitution.
*Articolul a mai fost publicat în volumul Conferinţei nediscriminării şi a egalităţii de şanse NEDES 2016 şi pe www.Juridice.ro.