President Klaus Iohannis spoke, on Wednesday, about the ECHR decision that obliges the Romanian state to adopt legislation to recognize same-sex couples. The head of state said that it is “a complicated issue” for Romania, which the Parliament will have to deal with.
What the president says about the ECHR decision
“It is a complicated topic for Romania, but it is a topic that Parliament must deal with and I am convinced that formats will be found in which this topic will be debated with a lot of availability in Parliament and solutions will be found in a reasonable time” , declared Iohannis.
On Tuesday, May 23, the European Court of Human Rights admitted a complaint filed by the ACCEPT Association and several LGBT couples against the Romanian state regarding the violation of Article 8 of the Convention of the Court, which provides for “the right to respect for private and family life”.
“The Court has already reached the conclusion of the existence of a positive obligation under Article 8 of the Convention to ensure the recognition and legal protection of same-sex couples and found a violation of this obligation in the cases of Oliari and others and Fedotova and others (…)
Athis positive obligation should not depend on national circumstances. The obligation to ensure that the applicants had the recognition and legal protection of their respective families is generally applicable under the Convention: the applicants – who constituted de facto same-sex families in Romania – had the same right to recognition and legal protection under Article 8″. it is shown in the answer.
This ECHR decision can be appealed within 3 months to the Grand Chamber.
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