This is a Romanian Translation of the Declaration of Principles on Equality, a set of 27 core principles on the right to equality which were developed and endorsed by 128 experts from over 40 different countries as expressing a "moral and professional consensus on the right to equality".
London, 12 February 2015
On 27 January 2015, the European Court of Human Rights, in the case of Ciorcan and others v Romania, found that Romania violated the rights of a large group of Roma people who had been injured by police forces. The Court found violations of the rights to life (Article 2), freedom from inhuman treatment (Article 3) and freedom from discrimination (Article 14) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). These rights were violated by: (a) the “grossly excessive” deployment of special forces agents to carry out an arrest, agents who proceeded, amongst other things, to shoot “at random” into the crowd; and (b) the state’s failure to carry out an effective investigation, including its failure to comply with its obligation under Article 14 to investigate any racial motivation for the violence.
This is the full text of Paragraph 2, Article 4 of the Romanian Constitution (regarding the “Unity of the peoples and equality among citizens”) enacted by the Constituent Assembly on 21 November 1991, and approved by a national referendum on 8 December 1991. The article has been in force since 8 December 1991. In 2003 there was a Constitutional revision, which was approved on 18-19 October 2003 by a national referendum. The latter was published on 29 October 2003. It entered into force on 29 October 2003.
This is the full text (in Romanian only) of “Ordinance nr. 102 of 2000 regarding the status and regime of refugees in Romania” enacted by the Government on 3 September 2000. It has been in force since 6 September 2000.
This is the full text (in Romanian only) of the republished version of Law 448/2006, with regard to the protection and promotion of persons with disabilities, enacted by the Parliament on 03 January 2008. It has been in force since 06 January 2008.
This is the full text (in Romanian only) of the Law nr. 33 of 29 April 1995 for the incorporation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) enacted by the Parliament on 29 April 1995. The law has been in force since 2 May 1995.
This is the full text (in Romanian only) of Law 272 of 21 June 2004 for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Children enacted by the Parliament. It was adopted on 23 June 2004 and it has been in force since 1 January 2005, except the provision of Art. 17 (2), Art 19(3), Art 84, (2), Art 104 (2), Art. 105 (5), Art. 107 (2) and Art. 117, which entered into force on 26 June 2004.
This is the full text (in Romanian only) of Law 202/2002 for Equality of Opportunities between Women and Men, enacted by the Parliament on 8 May 2002. The law has been in force since 7 June 2002.
This is the full text (in Romanian only) of the “Law nr. 189 of 2000 regarding the approval of Ordinance nr. 105/1999 for the modification and amendment of Decree nr. 118/1990 regarding the granting of certain rights to persons who have been subject to political persecution by the dictatorial regime established on the 6th of March 1945, as well as to those persons deported to another country or held prisoner, republished, containing the subsequent amendments”, enacted by the Parliament on 8 November 2000. The law has been in force since 11 November 2000.