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Report Data - Romania - 2013

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 1 0 8
2016 10 21 50
2015 15 24 59
2014 25 20 Not available
2013 Not available 4 Not available

National developments

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.

NGO reports 
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World Without Nazism reported one physical assault and one incident of the desecration of a Holocaust memorial. 

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The ACCEPT Association reported one incident involving numerous threats during the screening of a film in connection with LGBT History Month.

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IGO Reports 
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The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson‑in‑Office on combating anti-Semitism conducted a country visit to Romania. Following the visit, the Personal Representative presented his recommendations, which focused on hate crime training of police and prosecutors.

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ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Romania’s law enforcement agencies have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.

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The OSCE handbook "Police and Roma and Sinti: Good Practices in Building Trust and Understanding" is being used in the training of police officers at the Campina and Cluj Napoca Schools for Police Officers. The General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police launched a project, co-funded by the Swiss government, to promote community policing in rural areas of Romania. The project will focus on improving police engagement with Roma communities.