Failure to protect from domestic violence

Balsan v Romania (Appl. No 49645/09)

Briefed on: 28 May 2018

This case concerns the failure by the national authorities to adequately protect the applicant from domestic violence inflicted by her spouse in 2007 and 2008. The ECtHR found a violation of Article 3 and of Article 14 in conjunction with Article 3.

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Poor material conditions of detention

Bragadireanu v Romania group of cases (Application No 22088/04)

Briefed on: 5 March 2018

These cases concern inhuman and/or degrading treatment suffered by the applicants on account of overcrowding and poor material conditions in prisons and police detention facilities and the lack of an effective remedy in this regard; the inadequacy of the medical care provided to some of the applicants and several other dysfunctions regarding the protection of the prisoners' rights (violations of Article 3; and violation of Article 13 in the case of Marcu).

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Failure to protect vulnerable young man's life in psychiatric hospital

Centre for Legal Resources on behalf of Valentin Campeanu v Romania (Appl. No. 47848/08)

Briefed on: 20 February 2017

The case concerns the authorities’ failure to protect the right to life of Mr. Câmpeanu, a young man of Roma origin, orphaned, HIV-positive and diagnosed with profound intellectual disability. The ECtHR found a substantial violation of Article 2 of the Convention in relation to severe shortcomings in the social and medical care afforded to the applicant before his death at the neuropsychiatric hospital. 

  • Rule 9 submission by Georgiana Iorgulescu (Executive Director) and Georgiana Pascu (Programme Manager) of the Centre for Legal Resources (CLR), Romania
  • Action plan of the Romanian Government
  • Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights
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