Advocate for dignity


AdaptJust- Accessible Justice for people with disabilities

The general objective of the project is to improve the implementation of the ECtHR and the CoE Committee of Ministers regarding the rights of the persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities deprived of their freedom. The project will increase the capacity of the magistrates and the civil society to defend the rights of the persons with disability, will pilot five actions within a mechanism of protection and will propose an Action Plan to prevent the inhuman, degrading and ill treatments in the state administered institutions where the persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities are placed.


Free to Decide. Transition from guardianship to Supported Decision Making for persons with disabilities

The project aims to increase the capacity of persons with mental disabilities, stroke and dementia to exercise their rights and to maximize their autonomy. The project will develop and pilot four models supported decision making services in collaboration with public and private social service providers.



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.



PRESS RELEASE: AdaptJust — Accessible Justice for people with disabilities. Project implemented in partnership by the Centre for Legal Resources and the Public Prosecutor’s Office 7.01.2022 - The Centre for Legal Resources (CRJ/CLR) and The Public Ministry – The Prosecutor’s Office of The High Court of Justice have started to implement the AdaptJust project — Accessible Justice for people with disabilities, which is intended to improve the implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the decisions of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers concerning the rights of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities deprived of their liberty.
OPEN LETTER: Georgiana, a human or just a number? 3.12.2021 - Nr.599/03.12.20201 To: Mister. Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania Mister. Nicolae Ciuca, Prime Minister, Government of Romania Mister. Marius-Constantin Budai, Minister of Labor and Social Solidarity Miss. Florica Cherecheș, President of the National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions (ANDPDCA) Georgiana: a human or just a number? – OPEN LETTER – […]
WHERE ARE THE EUROPEAN FUNDS FOR THE DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES? 25.10.2021 - *calculation based on the maximumannual cost for a person living independentlyand having access to services in the community, approx. 61,000 lei. For months, the Centre for Legal Resources (CLR) has been collecting information on how much and in what ways Romania spends European funds intended for the deinstitutionalization of people with disabilities, in large centres […]
European funds used for illegal and ineffective measures to deinstitutionalize persons with disabilities – public appeal to Minister, Mr. Cristian Ghinea 3.09.2021 - UPDATE 2.11.2021: After countless addresses and the submission of a prior complaint to the Prime Minister’s Office, The Ministry of European Investments and Projects (MIPE) confirms what CLR has warned about in all its requests and position papers: “the Commission will not accept the construction of sheltered housing and small group family homes”. CLR Requests/observations:➢ […]
Humiliation, beating and violent death – treatment for people with disabilities in the residential centre in Călinești 8.08.2021 - Bucharest, 7 August 2021. The Centre for Legal Resources (CLR) was made aware that on 1st August 2021, two elderly people with disabilities, institutionalized in the residential Centre of Calinești, Prahova County, were heavily beaten and humiliated by an employee of the Centre. At the time of the offence, at least 30 other residents and […]
Romanian Constitutional Court decides: Legal guardianship for persons with disabilities is unconstitutional 16.07.2020 - Today, 16 July 2020, the Romanian Constitutional Court rendered, by unanimous consent, a historical decision[1] regarding the unconstitutionality exception of art.164 para.(1) of the Romanian Civil Code regarding legal guardianship of adult persons with disabilities. In this case, in 2017, CLR has lodged an Amicus Curiae[2] in support of the applicant, N.A., and in support […]
CLR’s endeavors in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic 20.05.2020 - The Center for Legal Resources continued in the past months, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, its’ actions monitoring the respect of the rights of residents in centers of persons with disabilities (as well as other vulnerable groups), adapting to the new epidemiological requirements. This was done by contacting, by phone, hundreds of residential […]
Romania, COVID-19: Protecting residents with disabilities and the elderly by isolating employees in nursing and social care homes 16.04.2020 - In the last two weeks, the Centre for Legal Resources has contacted approx. 100 nursing homes and social care homes throughout in the country with the aim of documenting and assessing the needs and challenges faced by the social assistance system in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The following assessments and recommendations are formulated […]
COVID-19: THE RIGHT TO HEALTH OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND THE ELDERLY LIVING IN SOCIAL CARE HOMES, RESIDENTIAL CENTERS AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS 19.03.2020 - There is an urgent need for awareness that, in these days, in these minutes, persons with disabilities and the elderly living in residential centers and social care homes in Romania are the most vulnerable social group. We must understand urgently that, in relation to these approximately 30,000 people (living in almost 1000 institutions, some with […]
URGENT CALL FOR ACTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN CAGES IN SIGHETU MARMATIEI 3.09.2019 - On 3 September 2019, the Center for Legal Resources (CLR) and Tonal Association launched an urgent call for action, following a very serious situation identified at the Sighetu Marmației Center for Recovery and Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities and at the Sighetu Marmației Municipal Hospital Men’s Psychiatry Ward in Maramureș county, Romania. The situations identified […]
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