Romania

Romania regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Romania's criminal law contains a general penalty-enhancement provision and a substantive offence. Police data and prosecution data also include hate speech offences. The Ministry of Administration and Interior, the police, the Prosecutor's Office and the Superior Council of Magistracy collect hate crime data.

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Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced
2015   15 24 59
2014   25 20 Not available
2013   Not available 4 Not available
2012   Not available Not available Not available
2011   Not available Not available Not available
2010   Not available Not available Not available
2009   Not available 1 Not available

National developments

Romania amended its criminal code to prohibit deeds with a fascist, racist or xenophobic character.

The Romanian Police implemented the project "Integrated approach for prevention of victimization in Roma communities" in partnership with ODIHR and funded by a grant from the government of Norway.

Civil society information

Overview of incidents reported by civil society

Bias Motivation Attacks Against People Attacks Against Property
Violent Attacks Threats
Bias against people with disabilities and other groups300
Total300
Grand Total3

Reports

Bias against Christians and members of other religions
  • Jehovah's Witnesses – Romania reported three physical assaults, targeting two women and a blind man, respectively.

IGO information

No information is available.

ODIHR key observations

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