World Report 2014 - European Union: Romania
|Publisher||Human Rights Watch|
|Publication Date||21 January 2014|
|Cite as||Human Rights Watch, World Report 2014 - European Union: Romania, 21 January 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/52dfdde2e.html [accessed 25 July 2016]|
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The European Commission concluded in January that the 2012 constitutional crisis had been averted following implementation of its recommendations, but pointed to continuing problems with the rule of law and judicial independence and stability, due in part to intimidation and harassment of judges.
Discrimination and forced evictions of Roma, on short notice and without alternative accommodation, persist. In August, authorities demolished 15 homes in the Craica Roma settlement in Baia Mare. At this writing, the remaining 15 families in the settlement face eviction. In September, local authorities in Eforie Sud evicted 100 Roma, including 60 children. Also in September, the secretary of state for minorities said that he would not send his child to a school with many Roma students, fueling negative stereotypes and rationalizing segregation in education.