Advocate for dignity


Mobile Legal Clinic

The Mobile Legal Clinic is part of the project ”SOS: Romanian NGOs, together for the rights of persons with mental disabilities in closed institutions


Innovating European lawyers to advance the rights of children with disabilities


Death Camps Next to You


Access to justice for children with mental disabilities

The project aims to ensure access to justice for children with mental disabilities, building on existing guidance and standards related to children, victims of crime and adults with intellectual disabilities.


THE PRACTICAL SCHOOL: Innovation in higher education and success on the labor market

Main objective: Extending the learning opportunities through the Practical School – essential factor for promoting the innovation in higher education, regarding the increase in competitivity and insertion of graduates on the labor market.



CLR reacts before the UN 16.01.2018 - Today, January 16, 2018, Romania was evaluated within the UN Universal Periodic Review mechanism, at the 29th session of the UPR Working Group. This process includes the evaluation, every five years, of the human rights situation in each member state, an evaluation which is being done by the other states.[1] The Centre for Legal Resources […]
Centre for Recovery and Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation Măciuca – a New Episode in the Long Series of Abuse 24.01.2017 - Foto from Bucharest, January 24th 2017. The Centre for Legal Resources (CLR) emphasizes that the abuse perpetrated on the people with mental disabilities, locked in the Centre for Recovery and Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation in Maciuca, Valcea county, Romania, and the lack of interest regarding the prevention of this abuse represents inhuman and degrading treatment, to […]
Foto via Centrul de Investigații Media Vasilica Constantin – a lifetime nightmare in the care of the Romanian State, from the crib to the cemetery 3.08.2016 -   On August 2nd, 2016 CLJ’s monitoring team visited the center for young adults with disabilities Endemedica in Bragadiru, alongside the National Authority for Persons with Disabilities (ANPD) and the Center for Media Investigations. The object of this visit was to observe the way in which human rights are respected at this center. CLJ has […]
The Journey 10.05.2016 - Nicolae Cojocaru has been through the often-without-exit labyrinth of the child protection system and escaped only by running from it. His testimony takes down, piece by piece, the realities of a system that protects, recuperates or rehabilitates, on paper but, in reality, it signs the condemnation of people with a stroke of a pen. The […]
On Human Rights Day, the Centre for Legal Resources draws attention to the abuses in state financed centers for persons with mental disabilities 10.12.2015 - Today, the world’s countries celebrate Human Rights Day, as it was established by the UN Assembly on December 10th 1948. Still, Romania has few reasons to celebrate, given the fact that human rights are rather a slogan and a challenge, than part of the social reality. On this occasion, the Centre for Legal Resources wishes to […]
Do we need a revolution for the rights of institutionalized persons with mental disabilities to be respected? 3.12.2015 - Today, December 3rd 2015, Romania should celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, as it was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1992. But the information gathered through monitoring visits and presented by the media reveal that the 25,000 people with mental disabilities living residential centers will not be celebrating happily. Just try and […]
Open Letter to the Minister of Labor 15.07.2015 - OPEN LETTER To the Minister of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly,   Dear Madam Minister Rovana Plumb, In the context of which we have all found out from the media in the past days that in a residential center from Bucharest a child with disabilities was tied with a rope, and considering your statements […]
Centre for Legal Resources vs. Prosecutor Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice 29.06.2015 - Subject: ​Appeal to the dismissal of the CLR’s complaint against the Resolution no 158/ C2 from 20.07.2005 isssued by the Prosecutor Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice.
Refferal to the ECHR on the suspicious about the death seven patients during January-February 2004, in Poiana Mare Psychiatric Hospital 29.06.2015 - On Friday 11 December 2009, the Center for Legal Resources and advisers of record INTERIGHTS filed an application (Malacu and others v Romania, 55093/09) with the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of seven patients who died at the Poiana Mare Psychiatric Hospital in the period January to February 2004.​
First case concerning patients’ deaths at the Poiana Mare Psychiatric Hospital communicated to the Romanian Government 29.06.2015 - An important case concerning both access to justice for people with disabilities as well as their mistreatment in institutions,The Centre for Legal Resources on behalf of Valentin Campeanu v Romania, has taken a significant step forward at the European Court of Human Rights. This is the first case brought before the European Court of Human […]
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