Advocate for dignity

ONGOING PROJECTS


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.

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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.

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Ensure the protection and safety of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in risk situations. Advocate for the right to live independently and the right to health.

The project aims at improving the legal and institutional framework on the protection of rights of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities and their right to live independently in the community, improving respect for the right to health for the most vulnerable groups of people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities (persons living in congregated facilities, deprived of their liberty or in rural and remote locations) and developing the capacity of the relevant stakeholders in administrative, judiciary and civil society to act for the protection of the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities.

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COMPLETED PROJECTS

Innovating European lawyers to advance the rights of children with disabilities

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Death Camps Next to You

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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.

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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.

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PROGRAMME NEWS

International Conference on the Accessibility of Criminal Justice for People with Disabilities – INVITATION 12.05.2022 - Over the past 20 years, Centre for Legal Resources (CLR) has observed that there is an unmet need for communication assistance for children and adults with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities in criminal justice. Romania’s convictions at the European Court of Human Rights are further evidence. Although CLR has repeatedly referred to the competent authorities the […]
More money wasted on bogus deinstitutionalisation! – Request to CES on the amendment of HG 798/2016 10.05.2022 - UPDATE: Following the intervention of the Centre for Legal Resources this morning, the Economic and Social Council – ESC Romania has decided to postpone its opinion on the Government Decision amending the Annex to Government Decision no. 798/2016 on the approval of the programme of national interest in the field of protection and promotion of […]
CFJ International labs: Justice can be child-friendly 18.03.2022 - CFJ International labs: Justice can be child-friendly event! The event is organized within the European Union`s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020 co-funded project Child-Friendly Justice: Developing the Concept of Social Court Practices PRISM Impresa Social s.r.l. Italy, along with the consortium made up of the Center for Legal Resources Romania, the Bulgarian Center for […]
The CLR submitted a shadow report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the implementation of the CRPD in the European Union 3.03.2022 - On 14 February 2022, the Centre for Legal Resources submitted to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities its first progress report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the European Union (EU). The aim of the report is to analyse how the EU […]
Romania, the only EU State that did not report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. What are we risking? 7.02.2022 - UPDATE: In February, Romania did send in the end the country report on the measures taken to implement its obligations unde the CRPD. Yet, the aforementioned report wasn’t made public prior to its sending, making it impossible for it to be put under public debate, as it should had been under the CRPD. The full […]
The case of Ms. G.S., the resident with disabilities from CIA Zătreni, Vâlcea – the authorities’ responses. 19.01.2022 - Context: On November 23 2021, the Center for Legal Resources (CLR) received a telephone referral regarding the case of a young woman with intellectual and sensory (visual) disabilities, Mrs. S.G., who had been suffering from a femoral fracture for four months, occured in the Care and Assistance Center (CIA) in the commune of Zătreni, Vâlcea […]
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 - UPDATE 13 JANUARY 2022: A month and a half after the CLR complaint on the case of Mrs. G.S., disabled resident institutionalized in the Care and Assistance Centre (CIA) in Zătreni, jud. Vâlcea, we received responses from 5 authorities: The National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions (ANDPDCA), the National […]
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 […]
“What did the big people in the room say?”. Strugurel Matei was released. 8.10.2021 - UPDATE 03.03.2022: The Buzău Court also rejected the Public Prosecutor’s appeal against the Buzău Court’s decision to annul the criminal prosecution acts carried out by the criminal investigation bodies and sent the case back to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. UPDATE 20 January 2022: The Buzău Court finds that the documents submitted by the Public Prosecutor’s […]
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