Romania: Court rules on Roma teenager’s psychiatric hospital death

The case concerned the death of a young man of Roma origin – who was HIV positive and suffering from a severe mental disability – in a psychiatric hospital. The application was lodged by a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) on his behalf.

Muižnieks: Barriers to court justice must be removed to ensure equality for disabled

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks, today gave evidence at a Grand Chamber hearing into a complaint about the treatment of a disabled Roma teenager in Romania.

Court hearing for Roma teenager’s ‘right to life’ human rights case

The application was lodged by the Centre for Legal Resources (CLR), a non-governmental organisation, on behalf of Valentin Câmpeanu, who was born in 1985 and died in 2004 at the age of 18 whilst under psychiatric care in Romania.