Prohibition of discrimination

The right not to be subjected to discrimination constitutes one of the foundations of democratic society and the rule of law, which is why it enjoys wide recognition in formal legislative developments, both at the international level, in the sense that we mention The Universal Declaration of human rights (art. 7) and the European Convention Rights Omulu(article 14 and Protocol No. 12), Directive No. 43/2000 of the European Union and at national level, the sense in which art 16 of the Constitution of Romania and the Government Ordinance No. 137/2000 republished with alterations .

Joint report on the implementation of Directive 2000/43/EC of the Council of Europe, by implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin

At the level of the ECHR, Maktouf’s cause and against Bosnia and Herzegovina Damjanović it was the first case in which the Court issued a historic decision concerning infringement of article 1 of Protocol No. 12 of the Convention for the protection of the rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Human, in terms of the general ban on discrimination.

For more details, please see the European Commission publications developed by the European network of legal experts in the field of non-discrimination