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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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