Main issues

International instruments to which Romania is Contracting Party :

  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
  • International Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination;
  • International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid;
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women;
  • Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment;
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • International Convention against Aparheid in Sports;
  • Discrimination (Employment and occupation) Convention;
  • Convention against Discrimination in Education;
  • Equal Remuneration Convention;
  • Convention on the Political Rights of women;
  • Slavery Convention;
  • Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practical Similar to Slavery;
  • Forced Labour Convention;
  • Abolition of Forced Labour Convention;
  • Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of others;
  • Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages;
  • Convention on the Nationality of Married women;
  • Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness;
  • Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons;
  • Convention relating to the Status of Refugees;
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide;
  • Convention on the non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to war Crimes and Crimes against Humanity;

Humanitarian law instruments to which Romania is Contracting Party :

  • Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field;
  • Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea;
  • Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in time of war;
  • Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of war;
  • Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I);
  • Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II);

Romania membership to the Human Rights UN bodies :

  • Commission on Human Rights 1972-1974; 1993-1995; 1999-2001;
  • Sub-commission on Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights 1984-1988; 1988-1992; 1992-1996; 1996-2000; 2000-2004 (Ms. Iulia Motoc);
  • Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1997-2000; 2000-2004 (Mr. Dumitru Ceausu);
  • Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 1997-2000; 2000-2004 (Mr. Ion Diaconu).
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