Ms. Mariana Radu began her career, in 2002, as an attorney-at-law, member of the Bucharest Bar Association, and as of 2014 she is working at the Romanian Desk at Eurojust. Before joining Eurojust, she has served 10 years with the Ministry of Justice of Romania as Head of the Division for International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters. In this position, she was in charge with cooperation with EU and third states, and worked closely with Eurojust and European Judicial Network. She has extensive experience in international relations and was directly involved in the implementation of EU legal instruments. Ms. Mariana RADU has participated in bilateral negotiations at state and government levels in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
As of 2006 she is an expert of the Committee of Experts on the Operation of European Conventions on Co-operation in Criminal Matters (PC-OC) of the Council of Europe. In 2017 she was appointed as PC-OC rapporteur in respect of the Convention of Council of Europe on Laundering, Search and Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime (ETS 141). Between 2012 and 2017 she acted as an elected member of the Bureau of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) of the Council of Europe. Also, between 2013 and 2015 she was appointed by the Conference of Parties (COP) as Rapporteur (evaluator) on international cooperation to the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (ETS 198).
Ms. Mariana Radu holds a Ph.D. in criminal law at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law – National criminal jurisdiction in the context of international cooperation.