On 15th September 2020, the Romanian government extended the state of alert for 30 days due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Georgiana Gheorghe, executive director of APADOR-CH, expressed her deep concern regarding the lack of clarity surrounding the law on preventing and combating money laundering and terrorist financing, as previously reported by the Monitor.
Some European countries are better than others but many are ignoring the European Court’s judgments. How does Romania stand and what are the ECtHR’s concerns in relation to it?
CIVICUS Monitor update on Romania - January 2018
After the recent failure of the Romanian Police to locate a kidnapped teenage girl, who, after calling 112 three times, was raped and murdered, authorities now want to ask for ID cards from people buying mobile phone top-up cards.
The justice system in Romania seemed stacked against people who can't afford a private lawyer, as court appointed counsel are blocked from serving their clients properly.
The Romanian government has implemented less than half of what it promised to do in relation to prisons, which are still overcrowded. It has only managed to modernise and reduce overcrowding in pre-trial detention.
CIVICUS Monitor update on Romania - July 2019
Former high-profile anti-corruption chief Laura Codruta Kövesi, who is currently the European Parliament’s top pick for EU Public Prosecutor, was indicted by authorities on Thursday on charges of corruption. Kövesi is...
In a Romanian prison, access to secondary education was refused for an inmate based on cost arguments. Read the takeaways of the related ECHR case about guaranteeing access to education for people in the penitentiary system.