2022 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 November 2019 presidential election and December 2020 parliamentary elections to have been generally free and fair. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is ... Read More»

2022 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. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared with the previous reporting period, considering the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on its anti-trafficking capacity; therefore Romania was upgraded to ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Independence Day

Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us as we celebrate the 246th birthday of the United States of America. Prime Minister Ciuca, interim Senate President Gorghiu, President of the Chamber of Deputies Ciolacu, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers, dignitaries, partners, and friends, your presence here this evening honors us all. July 4, ... Read More»

International Women of Courage Award 2022 (IWOC)

The award ceremony of Carmen Gheorghe, president of E-Romnja, which promotes the rights of Roma women, took place today at the US embassy.  Carmen is among the 12 winners of the 2022 International Women of Courage Award (IWOC 2022) given by the State Department.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken and First Lady Jill Biden attended ... Read More»
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