In April 2011 The Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania – the Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH) starts a project, supported by the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe. The project’s goal is to harmonize the provisions of the Romanian laws regulating the leading of an individual to the police/gendarmerie precinct with the definition of the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) (art. 4 par. 2) of “deprivation of individual freedom”.
Through this project APADOR-CH aims to conduct an analysis of the Romanian legislation regulating the extent of administrative measures at the police or gendarmerie and how they apply legislation. The project will propose and support legislative changes to remove the possibility of taking arbitrary measures of deprivation of freedom. APADOR-CH strives to create an informal network of law, media and civil society professionals to support the need to amend the legislative framework.
In addition, APADOR-CH aims to identify and document concrete cases of individuals, who are had been deprived of their liberty by those administrative measures. Therefore, APADOR-CH invites profesionals who are aware of such cases to inform the association about them.