Update to ROM41886.E of 29 August 2003 and ROM42116.E of 17 October 2003; treatment of Romanians who transgressed Emergency Ordinance 252 [ROM43267.E]

In 10 January 2005 correspondence sent to the Research Directorate, an attorney working on Romania for the European Roma Rights Center stated that Emergency Ordinance 252/2002 is still in force and applied. No corroboration of this information could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

No examples of the application of Emergency Ordinance 252/2002 could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


European Roma Rights Center (ERRC). 10 January 2005. Correspondence from a staff attorney covering Romania.

Additional Sources Consulted

Oral sources: Two oral sources consulted did not provide information within the time constraints of this Response (APADOR-CH, and the Bucharest-based Southeast European Co-operative Initiative Regional Center for Combatting Trans-border Crime).

Internet sites, including: AIMPress, Association for the Protection of Human Rights in Romania - Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH), Council of Europe, Country Reports 2003, Dialog, Embassy of Romania in Canada, Evenimentul Zilei, Migration Policy Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Roma Center for Social Intervention and Studies, World News Connection.

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