2021 Report on International Religious Freedom: Romania

Executive Summary The constitution prohibits restricting freedom of conscience and belief, as well as forcing an individual to espouse a religious belief contrary to the individual’s convictions. It stipulates all religions are independent from the state, and religious groups have the freedom to organize “in accordance with their own statutes.” According to the law on ... Read More»

2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Romania

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Romania is a constitutional republic with a democratic, multiparty parliamentary system. The bicameral parliament consists of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, both elected by popular vote. Observers considered the 2019 presidential election and December 2020 parliamentary elections to have been generally free and fair. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is responsible ... Read More»

2021 Trafficking in Persons Report

ROMANIA (Tier 2) The Government of Romania does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included investigating more trafficking cases; convicting more traffickers; and establishing a dedicated unit for prosecuting trafficking crimes composed of seven prosecutors. Additionally, the government issued regulations ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz for Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies’ course – Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights

Good morning. I thank you all for inviting me to join you today and I regret that I cannot be there in person. It is my honor and privilege to represent the United States at many events, even at this somber and solemn occasion. I know you share this solemnity. “Teaching about the Holocaust and ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Independence Day Event

U.S. Embassy Bucharest Thursday, July 1, 2021 As prepared Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, President Iohannis, Prime Minister Citu, Ministers, diplomatic colleagues, officers, distinguished friends, and partners. We just enjoyed a magnificent flyover featuring both Romanian and British aircraft. This is a tremendous symbol of Allied solidarity. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate ... Read More»
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