Romania: Administration of Justice

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the European Court of Human Rights Case of Rezmive and Others v. Romania ECHR 137 (2017), what steps the Government is taking to encourage the Romanian Government to improve (a) prison and detention facilities attached to police stations and (b) such facilities holding British (i) citizens and (ii) residents.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

​Our Embassy in Bucharest and the Romanian Ministry of Justice are in regular contact about prison conditions in Romania. The UK and Romania have built a strong law enforcement relationship over the years through sustained engagement and cooperation. Embassy/Consular staff overseas are tasked to contact any new British National detainees as soon as possible after being informed about their arrest or detention in order to assess any potential assistance. Where there are concerns that British Nationals are not treated in line with internationally-accepted standards we will consider approaching local authorities. There are currently no British Nationals detained within the Romanian prison system.

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