Decision of the Court of Cassation, II Criminal Section, No. 14440 of 19 December 2012

It is recognizable the foreign judgment void of its reasons when the accused expressly quitclaims the right to written reasons for the judgment. Recalling the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Court affirmed that the lacking of the reasons for the decision does not amount per se to a violation of the right to fair trial contained in Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, provided that the comprehension of the reasons for the conviction is guaranteed and that such renouncement comes from a conscious will of the accused who exercises his pleading rights.