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.
A law on preventing and fighting anti-Semitism has been passed and entered into force.
The Romanian Police has established a working group to guide the 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. A working group comprising representatives of the Romanian Police, General Prosecutor's Office and the NGO ACCEPT has developed a methodology on investigating hate crimes. It is currently focusing on integrating the IT systems used by the police, prosecutors and courts, including to ensure that information on hate crimes is transferable.
The Police have also worked to map and present on its website a list of civil society organizations that provide support to hate crime victims, with the aim of establishing an effective referral mechanism.
Racism and xenophobia, Bias against other groups – Sex, Bias against other groups - Sexual orientation or gender identity
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published relevant recommendations in its "Fifth Report on Romania."
The Council of Europe's Ad Hoc Committee Of Experts On Roma And Traveller Issues (CAHROM) published relevant recommendations in its "Thematic Report on Roma and Travellers' Access to Justice (with a gender focus)."
ODIHR observes that Romania's law enforcement agencies have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.