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Dolores Utrilla
24th March 2020
Human Rights

ECtHR finds Romania discriminated against a candidate in the 2012 parliamentary elections

Today, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in Cegolea v. Romania (application no. 25560/13) that Romanian authorities infringed the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) by discriminating against the applicant with regard to her right to stand in the parliamentary elections of 2012 on behalf of a foundation representing the Italian minority in Romania.

The applicant in this case claimed that her candidature had been subject to additional conditions compared with those imposed on the candidate already representing the Italian minority in the Romanian Parliament, who simply had to renew his candidature for the December 2012 elections without any further conditions. By its Chamber judgment, the Strasbourg-based Cour


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