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Is there evidence or indication that the police force engages in ethnic profiling?

Key Area:
Policing - Law Enforcement - Justice
Racism, Discrimination
23/12/2011 - 16:05
Short Answer

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination raised concerns.

Qualitative Info

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in its Concluding Observations to Romania from 2010 stated its concerns about "existing police and justice personnel's practices of racial profiling (art.5):[...] The Committee also recommends that the State Party eliminates the practices of racial profiling conducted by the police and justice personnel and to provide the Committee on the next report complete data about the numbers of complaints introduced and prosecutions initiated and sanctions ordered against such practices."

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Concluding Observations to Romania (2010), p.4, para.15, CERD/C/ROU/CO/16-19, available at (Accessed on 23.12.2011)
Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Nationalism
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement
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