Danubius International Conferences, 7th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

The Legality and Morality in the Political life in Romania from the Perspective of the Right to a Fair Administration and Good Government

Verginia Vedinas
Last modified: 2012-05-03


The Romans, our ancestors, defined law as the art of goodness and justice (jus est art boni et aequi). The bright minds of the time were always concerned about how human society is governed and, in this context, the extent to which, in the manner of governing, there may be found on the one hand the compliance with the written laws, that is respecting the rule of law and, secondly, respect for the unwritten laws, namely morality. Any imbalance between the two is blameworthy and harmful to the rulers. A great lawyer and a illuminated, diplomat and teacher scholar, Nicolae Titulescu, defined the law as the totality of rules, precepts, laws that govern the activity of the man in society and that may be enforce, at some point, by the public force. Unlike the law, morality always includes a set of rules governing the relations between humans from the perspective of some values such as: honesty, self respect, respect for others, the dignity of personal behavior and private that by which we relate with others.