Unsafe foundations. Secure the right to housing in Romania
According to the briefing, "Romania does not effectively respect, protect and fulfill 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."
According to the AI press statement upon release, "this Amnesty international briefing outlines key requirements under international law that must be complied with by governments to safeguard the right to housing, including a prohibition of forced evictions.
This briefing provides the Romanian government with a “housing law checklist” based on international standards that should serve as guidance for a legal reform that is long overdue."
Amnesty International, Press release, Romania: Housing law must protect the vulnerable, 08.05.2012, available at: http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/romania-housing-law-must-protect-vulnerable-2012-05-08 (accessed at: 17.07.2012)