Human rights

Declic community protest in Victoriei Square: Cut special pensions

The Declic grassroots movement staged on Friday a choreographed protest in Bucharest's Victoriei Square, with approximately 100 people unfurling three 30-meter-long banners that read "Cut special pensions". The Declic community is calling on the government to finalize the bill that scraps retirement benefits that are not duly covered by contributions to the pension pot.

Foreign Minister: Romania, honored to endorse Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations

The states must act in such a way as to allow any deprivation of liberty to be examined by independent courts, Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said at the launch of the Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations, a video conference event organized by Canada, the Foreign Ministry informs.

European Court Rejects Albanian Ex-Judge’s Appeal Against Sacking

The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday dismissed claims by former judge Altina Xhoxhaj that her rights to a fair trial and to respect for private and family life were violated in 2018 when she was fired from the Albanian Constitutional Court after an investigation showed she owned properties whose cost could not be justified by her income.

European Court Rules Against Serbian, Montenegrin Army Officers

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in a decision that was made public on Tuesday that 11 current, former or retired officers of the Yugoslav Army and the Army of Serbia and Montenegro were not denied a fair hearing by the courts in their legal battle over allegedly underpaid salaries.

JPC Report: Journalism Becoming Increasingly Risky Profession across World

The number of journalists killed in retaliation for their work has jumped twice in 2020. Criminal and combat gangs target journalists working in both democratic and violence-ridden countries, shows a report by the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists (JPC).

Aurescu: Romania has been and will remain active member involved in proper functioning of the UN

Romania has been and will remain an active member of the United Nations, involved in the proper functioning of the United Nations, demonstrating a genuine and lasting commitment at all levels: maintaining international peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, says the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, at the celebra