Universal Periodic Review of Romania, 2 May 2023
Universal Periodic Review Working Group – 43rd Session
Universal Periodic Review of Romania
2 May 2023
Statement by Australia
Thank you, [President/Vice President]
Australia welcomes Romania's commitment to fulfil its human rights obligations and its introduction of an anti-corruption strategy. We commend Romania for the considerable support it has provided to people forced to leave Ukraine.
Australia recommends Romania:
- Fully implement the Roma Inclusion Plan to combat prejudice and violence against Roma people, including allocation of necessary funding.
- Provide systematic training for law enforcement to identify, investigate and prosecute hate crimes, to enhance cooperation between police and people in marginalised situations, especially Roma and LGBTI communities.
- Operationalise and fund National Plans in the field of HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights, including enhanced access to testing and prevention for key populations, and implement education programs in schools.