Romania
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Overview

The European Commission warned Romania to roll back legislative changes that posed a threat to the rule of law. NGOs criticized pending amendments to a law regulating the activities of organizations and foundations. The implementation of prison reforms was subject to delays. Roma continued to experience systemic discrimination in many areas of life, including education, housing and employment. The investigation into the excessive use of force by the Gendarmerie during 10 August 2018 protests in Bucharest remained pending.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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