Romania does not effectively respect, protect and fulfil the right to adequate housing for all its citizens, either in law or practice. Marginalized communities, such as the Roma, frequently suffer systematic abuses of their right to housing. People who lack formal tenure status are not protected under the current law in Romania. This briefing outlines some of the key requirements under international law that governments must comply with to safeguard the right to housing. It shows how Romanian legislation often falls short of these requirements.
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