In Romania the death penalty has been abolished for all crimes.
A case against Romania is pending before the European Court of Human Rights.
The case was filed by Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who brought a similar case against
Poland (see the entry on Poland). The applicant claims that he was kept in a secret
CIA detention facility in Romania before he was transferred to the United States
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, despite substantial risk of him being subjected to the
death penalty. Romania is accused of violating Articles 2 and 3 of the ECHR and
Protocol 6 to the Convention concerning the abolition of the death penalty. The
applicant also alleges a violation of Article 13 of the Convention, due to Romania’s
refusal to acknowledge or investigate any related claims. In September 2012, the case
was communicated to Romania.
Excerpts from: 'The Death Penalty in the OSCE Area: Background Paper 2013'.
Posted in November 2013.