1. JUDICIAL POLICE SUBORDINATED ONLY TO THE DIOCT PROSECUTOR
Since 2012, ECLER members have advocated beside the national authorities, the European Commission, and diplomatic structures in Romania to be created a specialized office for the judicial police in DIOCT, following the model from DNA.
This measure is being implemented in accordance with amendments made by the Emergency Ordinance 6/2016 on measures to enforce the mandates of technical supervision in criminal proceedings.
2. PLACEMENT AND RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
ECLER has launched and coordinates the Working Group for amending the Law 151/2000 on the protection of Romanian citizens working abroad. This bill is outweighed by the social realities of Romania and must be amended according to actual needs.
Following the meeting of 31 March 2016, the Working Group concluded:
- to amend, urgently, the national legislation on protection of Romanian citizens working abroad in accordance with the international standards established by the International Labour Organization, particularly the Convention no. 181, Article 7, by eliminating any fees or costs charged directly or indirectly for the recruitment of jobseekers;
- accreditation, on a national level, of recruitment agencies that place jobseekers to work abroad and a more detailed legislation of their rights and obligations;
- to create a database of Romanians who left the country to work abroad and for it to be accessible to all actors that could contribute to a better protection of Romanians beyond the national borders (Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice etc.);
- to create national programs to inform Romanians that are interested in a job abroad about their rights and challenges they could face, as well as about the institutions, agencies and NGOs, which they could contact when their rights are violated;
- to encourage victims of human trafficking for labor exploitation, at repatriation, to address the competent authorities to sanction such practices and the creation of tailored services for such victims, which currently do not exist in Romania.
3. INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE – NATIONAL COALITION FOR INTEGRATION OF REFUGEES
ECLER, along with other 22 NGOs, calls on Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș, to release the activity of the Interministerial Committee – National Coalition for Integration of Refugees, to communicate the name of the person responsible for coordinating this Committee and the composition of the Technical Secretariat.
4. OPEN LETTER – THE COUNCIL OF MONITORING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
ECLER, along with other 12 NGOs, criticized impediments encountered by former president of CMICDPD, and asked the Senate and the Government to intervene to implement expeditiously the law, to stop crimes from orphanages and ensure for people with disabilities in Romania a dignified treatment, according to the values assumed by Romania on the protection of fundamental human rights.
5. OPEN LETTER – RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN TURKEY
ECLER, along with other 17 NGOs calls on the Romanian representatives to act in accordance with the values that underlie the transatlantic community, of which Romania is part, and take a stand against the alarming developments from these days in Turkey, to take necessary steps, which are within the democratic mandate that they have from the Romanian people, to reaffirm the need for respect, in these difficult days, the human rights, judicial independence, and the rule of law in Turkey.
Further details here: http://www.petitieonline.com/scrisoare_deschisa_pentru_respectarea_drepturilor_omului_in_turci [RO]
6. SUPPORT FOR A REPRESENTATIVE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE SUPERIOR COUNCIL OF MAGISTRACY
ECLER – along with APADOR-CH, Funky Citizens, Independent Journalism Center – IJC Expert Forum (EFOR) FDSC Center for Innovation, Public Assistance Centre for NGOs – CENTRAS, Ask Participation Group Standalone for Participatory Democracy – GADP ActiveWatch, Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE), Pro-Democracy Association, Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics, Maliția Spirituală, Center for Media, APDD – Agenda 21, Code4Romania, Human Catalyst, Greenpeace Romania – supports the candidacy of Codru Vrabie for the Romanian Superior Council of Magistracy as a representative of civil society.
7. LEGAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
ECLER is a member of the National Movement for the Promotion of Legal Education in Schools, initiated by the Ministry of Justice, the Superior Council of Magistracy and the Ministry of Education, at the request of several NGOs in Romania.