During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on education, 2005
Received Sub-Committee visit
Romania tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2011-2014 on 18 March 2011.
Internationally, Romania pledged to: ratify the CPED; engage actively in the Council’s five-year review; support dialogue between members of the Council and all UN member states; intensify its efforts to submit periodic reports to the Treaty Bodies; and support the development of new international legal instruments to enhance the protection of human rights.
At national level, Romania made commitments to: implement obligations resulting from ratified treaties; prevent discrimination in law and practice; allocate resources to protect and support vulnerable groups such as Roma people, children, women, the victims of human trafficking, those with HIV/AIDS, and those with disabilities; provide human rights training for law enforcement personnel; and work in partnership with civil society organisations to implement domestic human rights policies and measures and in the preparation of national reports to treaty bodies.
An analysis of steps taken by Romania in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it is yet to ratify the CPED. For those instruments to which Romania is Party, its periodic reports are often overdue.