Romania: Anti-corruption experts concerned by use of emergency procedures to amend legislation

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania, instead of using proper parliamentary process.

Video: A true story of forced child marriage

Researcher Sorina Sein tells the heartbreaking story of two young Roma children forced to marry in Romania, when just 14 and 15 years old.

Romania: Court examines complaint from employee sacked for using internet at work

The case concerns an employee’s dismissal by a private company for having used the company’s Internet for personal purposes during working hours, in breach of internal regulations.

Romania: New expert report on human trafficking

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, said: “Further action is needed, in particular to prevent this crime [human trafficking] at the root and to ensure that victims get the assistance and protection foreseen in the convention.”

Romania: Grand chamber hearing for Guantanamo terrorism suspect’s secret rendition and torture complaint

The case concerns the alleged “rendition” of a man suspected of terrorist acts to CIA secret detention sites, where, according to his submissions, illegal interrogation methods amounting to torture were used.