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Case #50 Children taken over by the Child Protective Services without gettin in contact with the relatives

05/15/2019 | 17:22

Vulnerable group: children Human rights area: #children #childrights #childservices Mr. G. got in contact with us after his uncle’s three minor children were taken over by the Child Protective Services in Bihor county (DGASPC Bihor) following the death of the children’s mother and the disappearance of their father. Mr. G. lives abroad and tried to […]Read more

Case #49 Victim of human trafficking

05/15/2019 | 16:03

Vulnerable group: women Human Rights area: #humantrafficking #kidnapping Mrs. D lives in Iaşi and was the victim of a criminal group specialized in human trafficking in Iasi. Mrs. D. filed a complaint and some of the people were subsequently convicted but, according to her, they were only part of the criminal group, not the leaders […]Read more

Case #47 Kenyan woman seeks assistance in order to divorce abusive husband

04/22/2019 | 23:06

Vulnerable group: women Human Rights Area: #domesticviolence #violenceagainstwomen Mrs. M. is a Kenyan woman married to a Romanian citizen and together they have a little girl. Mrs. M. is not only a victim of the physical abuse acts of her husband, but she is also the victim of psychological and emotional abuse, as her husband […]Read more

Case #46 Room and board allowance for a child with special educational needs

04/22/2019 | 21:11

Vulnerable group: children, people with disabilities Human rights area: #righttoeducation #disability Ms. G. lives in Gorj County and is the mother of a child with special educational needs education requirements, who is entitled to a 50% increase of the room and board allowance. Ms. G. submitted an application for an increase of the allowance and even though […]Read more

Case #45 Single mother, victim of domestic violence, seeks to obtain the exclusive custody of her children

04/22/2019 | 20:08

Vulnerable group: women, single mother, children  Human rights area: #domesticviolence #violenceagainstwomen Ms. N. lives in Timiș County and is the mother of two minor children. She divorced 3 years ago but the children and her continue to be victims of domestic violence. Ms. N. has reached out to the police several times and obtained several […]Read more

Case #44 Single mother, victim of domestic violence, seeks custody of her child, who has been abducted by his abusive father

10/25/2018 | 12:55

Vulnerable group: women Human rights area: #domesticviolence #violenceagainstwomen Mrs M lives in Cluj county, she is a Romanian citizen and is still married to an American citizen, with whom she has an under-aged child. They initially lived in the USA, but after several incidents of violence, the woman managed to return to Romania, but her […]Read more

Case #43 Single mother, survivor of domestic violence, is requesting child support

09/24/2018 | 14:23

Vulnerable group: women, single mothers, children Human rights area: #patrimonialrights #violenceagainstwomen The applicant, a domestic violence victim, is a single mother of two, one of which is a minor. The aggressor, who is her children’s’ father, refuses to pay child support for his 3 year-old daughter. Because of her precarious financial situation and the fear […]Read more

Case #42 The right to housing of an elderly person

08/10/2018 | 11:26

Vulnerable group: elderly persons Human rights ares: the right to housing Mrs R. is an elderly person living in her parents’ house in Bucharest, where through an inheritance she acquired the status of life tenant, while the property was allotted to Mrs R.’s son and his wife. After the death of Mrs R.’s son, her daughter-in-law […]Read more

Case #41 The right to education of a child with a disability

08/10/2018 | 10:36

Vulnerable group: children, persons with disabilities Human rights area: right to education M. is a teenager from Dâmbovița county who, as a result of an accident which left her with a rare form of epilepsy, can no longer attend high school. Her parents have requested homeschooling for M. with the County Centre for Educational Resources […]Read more

Case #40 Sexual harassment at the workplace

08/09/2018 | 14:20

Vulnerable group: women Human rights area: sexual harassment Ms G. has been subjected to abuse at her workplace by her former boss, who also demanded sexual favours in exchange for certain company-related privileges. The applicant has several recordings of her discussions with her former boss and she has already made complaints with the competent authorities in Buzău, where […]Read more

Case #39 Repatriation of Romanian citizens

05/22/2018 | 15:47

Vulnerable group: refugees Human rights area: repatriation of Romanian citizens Ms. M. and her two adult sons, all Romanian citizens, are refugees in The Republic of Guinea. The applicant moved to Guinea before 1989 and both of her sons were born there. After the Romanian Embassy in Conakry closed down during the Liberian war, none of […]Read more

Case #38 Discrimination of an HIV-positive person tackled at the National Council for Combating Discrimination

03/22/2018 | 10:49

Vulnerable group: persons with disabilities Human rights category: #harassment, #discrimination The applicant is HIV-positive and suffers from a serious disability. He works at the local mall, where an employee from a nearby shop subjects him to discrimination and insults related to his health state on a daily basis and usually in front of customers. The applicant has […]Read more

Case #37 Potential medical negligence resulting in the death of a patient

03/19/2018 | 17:09

Vulnerable group: elderly people Human rights area: #righttolife The applicant claims that her mother died as a result of medical negligence. Although the woman arrived at the hospital with alarming symptoms, among which incoherence and fainting, the applicant claims that the doctors did not examine her properly and sent her home shortly after.  On the way […]Read more

Case #36 Forced hospitalization in a psychiatric hospital and abuse against an elderly person

03/15/2018 | 13:16

Vulnerable group: elderly people Human rights area: #health #righttoprivacy The applicant claims that her mother was hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital and was treated with drugs for non-existent diseases (schizophrenia and hepatitis B), was prevented from communicating with her family, was physically and verbally abused, had her domicile changed without her consent and was denied […]Read more

Case #35 Misevaluation of disability degree

03/12/2018 | 19:10

Vulnerable group: persons with disabilities Human rights area: #health, #socialrights The applicant, a person who suffers, since birth, from a neurological impairment, has held until recently a certificate classifying his condition as a 2nd degree disability (marked handicap). After his last reassessment his doctor advised to adjust the category of his handicap to 1st degree […]Read more

Case #34 Misdiagnosis and malpractice in mental health case

03/12/2018 | 18:47

Vulnerable group: women, elderly people Human rights area: #health Ms. L. claims that she, along with her mother, were misdiagnosed with depression by a Romanian psychiatrist, after less then half an hour examination. Subsequently, they received a treatment based on psychotropic drugs. Soon after, her mother committed suicide and the applicant herself had 2 suicide attempts […]Read more

Case #33 Recognition of Romanian citizenship for a foreign minor

03/12/2018 | 18:22

Vulnerable group: children, persons with disabilities Human rights area: #recognitionofcitizenship The applicant, a Romanian citizen, is the mother of a 9 year old who was born in Canada. The Romanian authorities have constantly refused, for various reasons, to  issue a Romanian birth certificate to the child. Without a personal identification number, the minor is enrolled […]Read more

Case #32 Social housing for a single mother

01/18/2018 | 18:50

Vulnerable group: women, single mothers Human rights ares: #housingrights #discrimination Ms. A., mother of 2 under-aged children, one of whom was born with a serious disability and who are currently living in one of Cluj-Napoca’s shelters for the homeless, applied with the city hall of Cluj-Napoca for social housing. Following the evalution of the Local […]Read more

Case #31 The right to information and screening during pregnancy

01/18/2018 | 18:40

Vulnerable group: women Human rights ares: #malpractice #health The suppliant, mother of a 10 month-old who was born with a serious disability (hydrocephalus) followed by a spinal affection, intends to enact the criminal liability of the physician who monitored her pregnancy, along with the criminal liability of the hospital he is working for. Although the woman went […]Read more

CASE #29 REPATRIATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

07/12/2017 | 13:15

Vulnerable group: women Human rights area: #violenceagainstwomen #domesticviolence Ms. C., a Romanian citizen, is the mother of three daughters who have been living in Palestine with their father, who has subjected them to violence and abuse, causing them to flee  home. The girls are all Romanian citizens but they do not possess documents in that sense, […]Read more

Case #28 Custody in a Domestic Violence Case

06/28/2017 | 15:31

Vulnerable group: women Human rights area: #violenceagainstwomen Mrs I. lives in Cluj-Napoca and is the mother of a two year-old girl and a victim of her husband’s violence, whom she is currently divorcing for this reason. Mrs. I has contacted the Police several times and has certificates proving the violence she has suffered. The criminal investigation […]Read more

Case #27 Patrimonial rights of a person with disabilities

02/16/2017 | 19:08

Vulnerable group: persons with disabilities Human rights category: #patrimonialrights #disability The current curator of F.B., a person with disabilities, wants to obtain in court the patrimonial rights which F.B. should have received in the last years. After the death of F.B.’s parents, he was supposed to receive a pension as a descendant. However, the pension was collected by his […]Read more

Case #25 Thai mother requests entrustment of her son

01/17/2017 | 12:26

Vulnerable group: children, women. Human rights area: #parentalrights Miss M., a Thai woman residing in the UK, has requested legal assistance for her son to be entrusted to her, after he was taken without her consent to Romania by his father, where he is currently living. After a trial in British courts, Miss M. obtained […]Read more

Case #24 Forced evictions

10/14/2016 | 14:53

Vulnerable group: Roma Human rights category: #housingrights #forcedevictions A new case of forced evictions has reached ACTEDO after 6 Roma families from Arad county were forced to leave the house they rented and used for 40 years. The reason? The factory which lodged them was bought by an investor in June 2016 and the 20 […]Read more

CASE #23 DISCRIMINATION BASED ON DISABILITY

08/31/2016 | 19:19

Vulnerable group: people with disabilities Human rights category: #discrimination Mr. M, a candidate for mayor in Iaşi County claims that he is discriminated against by one of his counter candidates because of his disability. The latter published an article in a local newspaper, accusing him of illegally obtaining his disability certificate with the sole purpose […]Read more

CASE #22 SOCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

08/31/2016 | 21:16

Vulnerable group: children, people with disabilities Human rights category: #disability #socialwork #education An association from Sibiu wishes to help disabled children from Mureș County to have the social assistance that they are entitled to by law. Children and young adults who go to school and have special educational needs have the right to a daily […]Read more

CASE #21 POLICE HARASSMENT

08/31/2016 | 21:15

Vulnerable group: women, people with disabilities Human rights category: #harassment #officialmisconduct Mrs. A lives in Mureş County and has a physical disability. On one of her medical visits to Cluj-Napoca she was stopped by bus ticket inspectors and escorted to the Police station, under the accusation that she refused to present an ID. Mrs. A. […]Read more

CASE #20 THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

08/31/2016 | 21:12

Vulnerable group: children, persons with chronic illnesses Human rights category: #health #righttomedicalassistance Mr. M lives in Germany with his daughter who suffers from heart disease. In 2010, when they were living in Galați and his daughter was under-aged, he requested a heart transplant be performed abroad for his daughter, through the E112 Form of the […]Read more

CASE #19 SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST A MINOR

08/31/2016 | 21:11

Vulnerable group: children, women Human rights category: #violenceagainstwomen #sexualviolence In the summer of 2015, C. was 16 years old and living in a foster care center in Galați County. After having sexual relations with a 23 year-old man, he blackmailed her and coerced her to send him intimate photos. Under the threat of making the […]Read more

CASE #18 THE RIGHT TO A PERSONAL CAREGIVER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

08/31/2016 | 21:10

Vulnerable group: elderly, persons with chronic and professional illnesses Human rights category: #health #personalcaregiver Mr. C and his wife are elderly people and they live in Mureş County. He suffers from Parkinson disease and his wife is his main caretaker. The law allows his wife to be hired as her husband’s personal caregiver, but only […]Read more

Case #17 Living conditions, Elderly people

08/31/2016 | 21:26

Vulnerable group: elderly people Human rights category: #livingconditions Mr G. is retired and finds himself at risk of not being able to cover subsistence expenses, as he has no income. His two sons refuse to help him, although they have the financial means to do so. Based on the provisions of the New Civil Code, parents […]Read more

CASE #16 ACCESS TO EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

08/31/2016 | 21:07

Vulnerable group: children, people with disabilities Human rights category: #disability #education Unheard Voices Association (Asociația Voci Neauzite) from Cluj-Napoca offers support for disabled children’s right to education. They have documented the cases of 12 children who are discriminated against at school and whose rights to education and transportation are not respected by the public institutions […]Read more

CASE #15 INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT

08/31/2016 | 21:06

Vulnerable group: people with chronic and professional illnesses Human rights category: #involuntarycommitment Mr. T lives in Cluj-Napoca. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia and, for the last few months, against his parents’ advice, has chosen to follow an alternative treatment. As a result, Mr. T was hospitalized without his consent for two weeks in the restricted […]Read more

CASE #14 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, HARASSEMENT

08/31/2016 | 21:04

Vulnerable group: women Human rights category: #violenceagainstwomen #harassment   Mrs. A lives in Braşov and is the mother of two underaged children. When she attempted to separate from her partner, he became abusive, threatened her and tried to kidnap her. Fortunately, passersby came to her rescue and accompanied her to the Police station to have […]Read more

CASE #13 ACCESS TO EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

08/31/2016 | 21:03

Vulnerable group: children, people with chronic and professional illnesses Human rights category: #education Mrs. L lives in Dej and has two children. One of them, a little girl with autism, is enrolled in school but her parents decided to homeschool her. This was the solution that Mrs. L deemed appropriate given the school’s schedule and […]Read more

CASE #12 PARENTAL RIGHTS

08/31/2016 | 21:01

Vulnerable group: women, children Human rights category: #parentalrights After a relationship that lasted until April 2014, Mrs. C became the mother of a little girl. The father refused to meet the girl and be involved in her upbringing, although he is compelled to by the law as the biological father. Mrs. C lives in Mureş […]Read more

CASE #11 PARENTAL RIGHTS

08/31/2016 | 21:00

Vulnerable group: children, families at risk Human rights category: #parentalrights Spanish authorities have decided to take into the state’s custody two Romanian children living in Spain. At the time, they were being cared for by their maternal grandmother, as their mother was temporarily in Romania and their father in prison. Romanian authorities have repeatedly asked […]Read more

CASE #10 PARENTAL RIGHTS

08/31/2016 | 20:59

Vulnerable group: women, children Human rights category: #parentalrights Mrs. V lives in Mureş County and is the mother of a child whose custody has been given to the father. The father does not live in Romania, he works abroad, and the child is raised by the paternal grandparents. Mrs. V wants to regain the custody […]Read more

CASE #9 DETENTION CONDITIONS

08/31/2016 | 19:48

Vulnerable group: detainees Human rights category: #detentionconditions Mrs. T is the mother of a young Romanian man who, together with his friend, has been sentenced to 23 years and a half in a Turkish prison for fraud. They wish to be repatriated to Romania to serve the rest of their sentence in their home country, […]Read more

CASE #8 ACCESSIBILITY OF PUBLIC SPACES

08/31/2016 | 19:46

Vulnerable group: people with disabilities Human rights category: #accessibility A number of NGOs from Bucharest, among which OPTAR and ActiveWatch, have taken action against the lack of proper accessibility of public spaces for disabled people. Although there is a law stipulating the construction standards and facilities for disabled people which civil buildings and urban public […]Read more

CASE #7 DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ROMA, HOUSING RIGHTS

08/31/2016 | 19:43

Vulnerable groups: Roma Human rights category: #discrimination #housingrights Mrs. D lives in Cluj-Napoca together with her mother, husband, siblings, children and nephews (a total of 10 people) in an apartment building. As early as 2007, Mrs. D’s mother has suspected the building administrator of miscalculating their maintenance expenses and their penalties.  An inspection conducted by […]Read more

CASE #6 HOUSING RIGHTS

08/31/2016 | 19:37

Vulnerable group: elderly people Human rights category: #housingrights Mr. O lives in Cluj-Napoca, but he is facing homelessness as a result of his home being on the verge of foreclosure. Due to his inability to pay the CEC bank credit he has taken for the property, the latter was sold for a price much lower […]Read more

CASE #5 FORCED EVICTIONS

08/31/2016 | 19:35

Vulnerable group: Roma Human rights category: #housingrights #forcedevictions Several Roma families from Cluj-Napoca –approximately 80 people – are in danger of being forcibly evicted. They live in a building around which they have constructed informal settlements. The legal status of the building is unclear, given that some of the apartments have purchase agreements and registration […]Read more

CASE #4 RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

08/31/2016 | 19:29

Vulnerable group: women, religious minorities Human rights category: #discrimination Mrs. V is threatened and harassed at her workplace due to her being a Muslim. She works in a demanding environment with severely disabled people in Constanța County, her harasser being an Orthodox priest. Mrs. G has been frequently subjected to disciplinary investigations despite her claiming […]Read more

CASE #3 FAIR TRIAL

08/31/2016 | 19:25

Vulnerable group: women, eldery people Human rights category: #fairtrial Mrs. M is a widow who resides in the rural area of Cluj County, and does not have any source of income. In 2013 one of her sons was murdered, and shortly after her husband passed away as a result of the grief and pain. The […]Read more

CASE #2 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

08/31/2016 | 19:23

Vulnerable group: women Human rights category: #violenceagainstwomen Mrs. G lives in Râmnicu Vâlcea and she is a victim of the ceaseless aggression perpetuated by her brother. He is currently under psychiatric treatment and has been prohibited from consuming alcohol, interdiction which he does not abide to. Mrs. G is not the sole victim, as her […]Read more

CASE #1 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

08/31/2016 | 19:21

Vulnerable group: women Human rights category: #violenceagainstwomen Mrs. D and her former partner lived together for 4 months in Călăraşi County, during which time she was subjected to physical violence. Mrs. D was threatened by her former partner as well as his friends, so that now she fears for her own safety and the safety […]Read more

The Right to a Personal Assistant of People with Disabilities – a Guarantee of the Right to Live in Community

04/17/2016 | 19:50

Mr. M is 65. He has suffered from bipolar disorder from an early age and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and mixed dementia later in life. As of 2010, his condition has worsened and he is now unable to carry out even basic tasks. Mrs. M, his wife, is the one who looks after him day and night and makes sure he is properly […]Read more

Access to education children with disabilities

03/15/2016 | 17:03

A.S. is the mother of a child with multiple disabilities, Cătălin, living in Cluj county. Every day, A.S. and her boy wake up at 5.45 a.m. in order to get to school on time, in the city of Cluj-Napoca. The two get back home at 9 p.m., very tired after having changed several means of […]Read more

Forced evictions

11/23/2015 | 14:56

A complex case which has recently attracted ACTEDO’s attention is that of several families in the city of Cluj-Napoca, almost 80 people in total, who are at risk of being forcefully evicted from the houses they have been living in for many years and becoming homeless. Their precarious housing situation, coupled with the fact that […]Read more