Romani CRISS reported a series of clashes between Roma and the majority community over the course of 24 hours in Racos, resulting in seven physical assaults committed by a group, including two involving serious injury and one against a child.
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Report Data - Romania - 2011
The Romanian Police has established a working group to guide implementation of a number of measures aimed at increasing the effectiveness of hate crime investigations, registration and data collection on hate crimes, and at furthering the hate crime training for officers.
The working group comprising representatives of the Romanian Police, General Prosecutor's Office and the civil society organization ACCEPT has developed a methodology on the investigation of hate crimes, pending approval in 2018.
The Police have been implementing the project "Integrated action for combating hate crimes, particularly against Roma communities and ensuring a high quality standard of police service", funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. The project aims to, among other things, improve structures for addressing hate crimes, train police officers, and learn from experiences of other countries in addressing hate crimes.
Accept reported four cases of physical assault against gay men, including two physical assaults at a nightclub and one physical assault after a pride event; one case of property damage; and one case of threatening behaviour at a documentary screening in Bucharest.
The Romanian Police, collaborated with OSCE and ODIHR on the publication and launch of the Romanian version of the manual, Police and Roma and Sinti: Good Practices in Building Trust and Understanding.