On December 14th, 2017, Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO) presented its report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the evolution of human rights in Romania in the past 5 years. At the UPR Pre-session held at the UN headquarters in Geneva, ACTEDO addressed the issue of the access to justice of vulnerable groups, as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights, and made specific recommendations to the Romanian state, including to regulate and encourage pro bono lawering, to create integrated services for survivors of sexual violence (which would include medical and forensic assistance, psychological and legal counselling), and to introduce mandatory sexuality education in schools.
The UPR session under which Romania was reviewed took place in Geneva on January 16th, 2018, when Romania received 203 recommendations from other UN member states. Several of ACTEDO’s specific recommendations made in our full report resonated with the states, who took them up during the UPR session, urging the Romanian state to take action as follows (see overlaps with our recommendations in bold):
The access to justice of vulnerable groups:
Sexual and reproductive health and rights; Sexuality education:
UPR is a mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council, whose purpose is to monitor human rights in all UN member states, once every 5 years. Romania was evaluated on January 16th, 2018. The UPR Pre-session took place in Geneva, between the 12th and the 14th of December, and was dedicated to nongovernmental organisations from the states which are under review at the beginning of 2018.
You can access all the recommendations made to Romania by other members states here.
We invite you to read ACTEDO’s statement at the UPR Pre-session in Dec. 2017, as well as our full report.
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