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Romania: Decision nr. 1.194 of 27 November 2001 regarding the Organization and the Mission of the National Council for Combating Discrimination (Hotarârea nr. 1.194 din 27 noiembrie 2001, privind organizarea si functionarea Consiliului National pentru C

This is the full text (in Romanian only) of the Decision nr. 1.194 of 27 November 2001 regarding the Organization and Mission of the National Council for Combating Discrimination, enacted by the Government on 27 November 2001. The Decision has been in force since 12 December 2001.

Romania: Police brutality against Roma constitutes substantive violation of article 14 of ECHR

On 4 March 2008 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that Romania had violated Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights in conjunction with Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment). The Equal Rights Trust, on 10th March 2008, welcomed the judgement as a contribution to the complex questions of evidence and proof in Article 14 jurisprudence of the ECHR.

Romania: Police Brutality against Roma Constitutes Substantive Violation of Article 14 of ECHR

London, 10 March 2008 

On 4 March 2008 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that Romania had violated Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights in conjunction with Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment). The case of Stoica v. Romania (Application no. 42722/02) was lodged with the ECHR on 19 December 2002 following a failed attempt to invoke successful criminal justice procedures by the applicant’s family in Romania.

In 2001 in the course of a dispute in a village in north eastern Romania, Constantin Stoica, who 18 months previously had undergone a brain operation, was allegedly kicked and beaten by a police sergeant, D.T. Shortly after the incident, the applicant was declared severely disabled.

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