In its report on human rights for 2005, Amnesty International states that in Romania discrimination against Roma continued despite Bucharest’s commitment to the Decade of Roma Social Inclusion.
Other demerits mentioned in the AI report:
a) The procedural rules for the government’s National Council for Combating Discrimination, did not allow for a speedy, independent investigation of complaints that would provide effective and proportionate remedies for victims of discrimination.
b) A draft law on national minorities adopted by the government in May was rejected by parliament in October. The law aimed to prevent discrimination against all minorities in Romania, and guarantee the right to cultural autonomy, religious freedom, freedom of expression, and the right to use minority languages.
c) The situation in mental health institutions remained unsatisfactory. Deaths of individuals in psychiatric institutions were not investigated effectively and impartially.