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Letter to the Prime Minister of Romania

23/08/2016 Strasbourg
In a letter to the Prime Minister of Romania published today, Commissioner Muižnieks requested updating information from the Romanian authorities concerning certain major issues affecting the human rights of Romania’s Roma population. This dialogue follows up on the Commissioner’s visit report to Romania published on 8 July 2014, where a number of key recommendations were made. The issues...
Report on visit to Romania

Vulnerable groups require better protection in Romania

08/07/2014 Strasbourg
“Romania must show a much stronger commitment to effectively protecting the human rights of persons with disabilities, children and Roma”, said today Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report on his visit to Romania from 31 March to 4 April 2014. “Many persons with disabilities, including children, are isolated from society in a growing number of...
Visit to Romania

Romania has to ensure a better protection to persons with disabilities, children and Roma

04/04/2014 Bucharest
"I am seriously concerned by a number of reported cases of inhuman and degrading treatment of persons with disabilities living in closed institutions. Romania needs to set up an efficient national mechanism for the prevention of torture to safeguard the protection of the human rights of persons deprived of their liberty", said today Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human...

Memorandum: Advancing accountability in respect of the CIA Black Site in Romania

Memorandum from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: Advancing accountability in respect of the CIA Black Site in Romania CommDH(2012)38 / 18 December 2012

Romania: Commissioner concerned about the relocation of Roma in a toxic building

Strasbourg, 7/6/2012 - Commissioner Muižnieks expressed today his deep concern about the evictions of more than 300 Roma families and their relocation to buildings formerly owned by a disused chemical factory in the Romanian city of Baia Mare. Reportedly, 22 children and two adults had to be taken to hospital for intoxication due to contacts with toxic substances left in the buildings. In an...

Access to justice for persons with disabilities: Commissioner Hammarberg intervenes before the Strasbourg Court

Strasbourg, 18/10/11 – "Persons with disabilities are all too often denied access to justice on an equal basis with others", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, submitting written observations to the European Court of Human Rights on a case concerning the treatment of a person with disability in Romania. The case has been lodged by the Centre for Legal...

Letter to the Prime Minister of Romania

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Emil Boc, Prime Minister of Romania CommDH(2010)53 / 16 December 2010 Reply by Mr Emil Boc, Prime Minister of Romania to the letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2010)54 / 16 December 2010

“Romania needs to put an end to anti-Gypsyism” says Commissioner Hammarberg

Strasbourg, 15/10/10 – "Without resolute action to stamp out anti-Gypsyism, it will not be possible to help many Romanian Roma out of social exclusion and marginalisation." After a three-day visit to Romania focused on the human rights of Roma, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, finds that the country needs a set of comprehensive measures to tackle pervasive...

“Commissioner Hammarberg discusses Roma rights with Romanian Foreign Minister”

[29/10/08] "The protection of Roma rights is a European-wide concern but each government must take responsibility for the situation in their own country – including react against Anti-Ziganism", said Commissioner Hammarberg after a series of meetings in Bucharest on 26-28 October. In an exchange with Foreign Minister Lazar Comănescu, he welcomed the bilateral talks between the governments in...

Romania: the Commissioner recommends stronger ombudswork for children

[26/09/07 18:00] Returning from a contact visit to Romania, Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg expressed his support for the call for forceful ombudswork for children. There are a number of serious problems relating to child rights, he stated.
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