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.
Official country information
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|
|Bias against people with disabilities and other groups||3||0||0|
Jehovah's Witnesses – Romania reported three physical assaults, targeting two women and a blind man, respectively.
No information is available.
ODIHR key observations
ODIHR observes that Romania’s law enforcement agencies have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.