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The government’s response to COVID-19 raised human rights concerns including in relation to policing, the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and the right to education. Roma continued to experience systemic discrimination, and some faced excessive use of force and ill-treatment by police. The...
Romania Discrimination

Romania: Written Submissions on behalf of Amnesty International, ECSOL and ILGA-EUROPE to the Constitutional Court of Romania in the matter of the constitutionality of the proposed revision of Article 48 (1) of the Constitution of Romania

On 7 October, Romania is expected to hold a referendum to change the definition of family in the constitution. The referendum could result in making it impossible to protect same-sex unions in the future. Currently, same-sex couples do not have access to civil partnerships, nor marriage, in...
Romania Discrimination

NGOs deeply concerned over discriminatory remarks by Romanian representatives during UN Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee review process

Almost 20 years since its last review, Romania again appeared in front of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). NGOs present during the review sessions are deeply concerned over discriminatory statements by the Romanian representatives and the government’s failure to...