Law No. 9 Of 29 January 1991 On The Establishment Of The Romanian Institute For Human Rights

Original Language Title:  LEGE nr. 9 din 29 ianuarie 1991 privind înfiinţarea Institutului Român pentru Drepturile Omului

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LAW No. 9 of 29 January 1991 on the establishment of the Institute for human rights published in PARLIAMENT ISSUING the OFFICIAL GAZETTE NR. 24 of 30 January 1991, the Romanian Parliament adopts this law.

Article 1 shall establish the Romanian Institute for human rights, as an independent body, located in Bucharest, having legal personality.
Romanian Institute for human rights may constitute subsidiary.

Article 2 purpose of the Institute is to provide a better knowledge by the public bodies, non-governmental associations and Romanian citizens to the problem of human rights, the way in which human rights are guaranteed in other countries, particularly in the countries participating in the Conference on security and cooperation in Europe.
At the same time, the aim of the Institute is to inform public opinion abroad, international bodies, concerning the practical arrangements through which human rights are secured and respected in Romania.

Article 3 in order to achieve this goal, the Institute will be held in the main following tasks: to create, maintain and) operation for all users of a documentation center containing texts of international conventions, laws, documents, studies and publications relating to human rights, as well as bibliographic references;

b) informing public bodies, non-governmental organizations and citizens, in particular by bringing to the attention of their documents, international practices and uzantelor in the field of human rights, including through their translation, when necessary;

c) organizing training programmes intended in particular to those categories of persons who have special responsibilities for the protection of human rights or to the knowledge of human rights issues into the broad categories of care among some population;

d) providing, upon request or periodically, information on governmental and nongovernmental efforts from Romania to promote and protect human rights, as well as similar efforts in other countries, as well as the international commitments undertaken by Romania and how they are met;

e) providing documentation, at the request of Parliament's committees on aspects relating to human rights in draft laws and other issues under consideration in the Parliament;

f) carrying out research into various aspects of the promotion of and respect for human rights in Romania and internationally;

g) publishing a newsletter on human rights and to ensure wide diffusion, including through translation into foreign languages;

h) organizing public opinion polls on various aspects relating to the protection of human rights in Romania.

Article 4 services of the Institute are open to all users. The texts of the basic documents and bibliographic references are broadcast free of charge or pay only the cost of reproduction.
The Institute will be able to carry out research on a contract basis, with scientific institutions or bodies and will be able to elaborate opinions, at the request of some specialty forums in the country and abroad. Charges for such services to be determined by the leadership Institute.

Article 5 the Institute will be headed by a general Council comprising representatives of the parliamentary groups, members of the Commission for human rights and the citizen of the Senate and to the Commission on human rights, religious affairs and national minority issues of the Assembly of Deputies, as well as the people of science and representatives of non-governmental organizations in the field of human rights, designated by the permanent offices of the two chambers of Parliament and validate them.
The general Council will appoint from among its members a Steering Committee, made up of 7 people: parliamentarians, men of science, representatives of non-governmental organizations and the Executive Director.
The Steering Committee will provide leadership to the current activity of the Institute. The Executive Director will represent the legal entity as the Institute, in accordance with the regulations in force.
Personnel structure of the Institute is that laid down in the annex, which forms an integral part of this law.

Article 6 the Institute will organize, periodically, consultations and joint action with other nongovernmental organizations from Romania, research institutes of the Academy and other bodies that carry out activities in the field of human rights. It will establish cooperation relations with human rights institutes or similar bodies from other countries and with international and regional organizations which carry out activities in the field of human rights, and will organize seminars, symposia and other actions with domestic and international participation.

Article 7 the Institute will support, with highly qualified specialists, the Organization of courses on human rights in the major institutions of higher learning in the country. In these courses will be invited to present the exposures and personalities of political life in various countries, their concerns known by experts for the promotion of human rights worldwide.

Article 8 will lead the Institute after its rules of procedure which will be approved by the general Council. Annual reports of the Institute shall be sent for information to the Parliament.

Article 9 the Institute's Expenses will be covered by the budget of the Parliament.
To this end, the necessary funds will be provided from 1 January 1991.
The Institute will be able to accept voluntary contributions, donations, other liberalităţi under the Foundation.

Article 10 After two years of operation of the Institute, the governing bodies will submit to the Parliament a report on the balance sheet and the officials of the Institute, taking into account in particular the assessment of those who use its services.
This law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 24 January 1991.
Academic SENATE PRESIDENT ALEXANDRU BÂRLĂDEANU this law was adopted by the Assembly of deputies at its meeting on 28 January 1991.
The PRESIDENT of the ASSEMBLY of DEPUTIES MARTIAN D under article 13. 82 lit. m) of Decree-Law No. 92/1990 to elect the Parliament and President, promulgăm Law on the establishment of the Institute for human rights and we have its publication in the Official Gazette of Romania.
ROMANIAN PRESIDENT ION ILIESCU, ROMANIAN INSTITUTE for Annex on HUMAN RIGHTS Executive Director (and head of sector research) Deputy Director (and head of the information and documentation) the documentary Sector and Sector Information Sector training and preparation of administrative research documentation and information Sector Sector training and preparation of specialists of the administrative Sector Research Sector head (Deputy Director)-head-4 researchers-head (Director-head (and)-2 Secretary-xsession-Chief Editor of the Bulletin (with practice Executive)-1 administrator- professional editor)-5 researchers-1 driver-public relations officer-1 goalkeeper-1 documentarişti-2 caretaker-Total personal translators: 5 persons 5 persons 5 persons 7 persons