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If there is a legal provision on racist motivation as an aggravating factor, how often is it applied? What kind of sanctions/penalties are issued?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
15/02/2012 - 12:57
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There is no assessment how often the racist motivation is applied as an aggravating factor of a criminal offence, according to Article 75 point c¹ of the Criminal Code. Starting with 1 January 2009, the prosecution collects this indicator. 



Center for Legal Resources, ACCEPT, Euroregional Center for Public Initiatives, National Data Collection Report – 2006: RAXEN 7, Sections 2.1.3 and A.2.2., available at (accessed on 14.02.2012).

Romanian NFP RAXEN8: Data Collection Report 2007, p.20, available at (accessed on 14.02.2012).

Center for Legal Resources, FRA Complementary Data Collection Report, 30 September 2008, p.9, available at (accessed on 14.02.2012)

General Prosecutor Order No.319/2008 (Ordin Nr.319/2008 al Procurorului general al Parchetului de pe langa Inalta Curte de Casatie si Justitie). 

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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