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Is the judiciary reported to be adequately and effectively combating racist violence/hate crime?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
15/02/2012 - 11:42
Short Answer

There is no thorough evaluation in this regard.

Qualitative Info

The US State Department indicates instances when the judiciary has not proved to be effective in combating hate crimes:

  • Although the law prohibits the denial of the Holocaust in public and such cases occured, "...there were no prosecutions under this statute during the year. (...)
  • No developments were reported in the February 2009 beating and assault on a transgender person in Bucharest or the reported verbal abuse of the same person by taxi drivers in March 2009."



US State Department, 2010 Human Rights Report. Romania, Section 6, available at (accessed 14.02.2012)


Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement
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