Welcome to APADOR-CH webpage

Who we are

The Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania – the Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, established in 1990. APADOR-CH’s Mission is to take action for the protection of human rights and the establishment of equilibrium when they are in danger or infringed upon.

APADOR-CH’s Values are: competence, professionalism, visibility, transparency, standards and ethic concerning the respect for the following values: its own capital, integrity, fairness, impartiality, honesty, objectivity, responsibility and good faith both within APADOR-CH and with third parties.

APADOR–CH’s Vision: A society in which human rights are respected. For everyone, always.

What we do

For 2014-2017, APADOR-CH’s strategic objectives are:

    • The development of efficient legal and institutional mechanisms for respecting human rights and monitoring relevant institutions;
    • The improvement of the legislative framework and of the practices regarding the right to free assembly and association, freedom of expression, right to private life;
    • The development of practices and institutional mechanisms for increasing transparency and good governance;
    • Reacting to human rights threats;
    • Public authority intimations and the initiation of strategic litigation in cases which deal with infringement upon human rights;
    • Priority monitoring of:
      • Police abuses;
      • Regulations and practices in the field of national security which have an impact on human rights;
      • Regulations and practices concerning deprivation of liberty.
How we do it

The Activity of the APADOR-CH, 2014

The Board members of APADOR-CH:

Marian Ursan
Liana Ganea
Bogdan Manolea

The team of APADOR-CH:

Maria-Nicoleta Andreescu - executive director, sociologist
Dan Mihai - legal expert
Nicoleta Popescu - lawyer
Georgiana Gheorghe - human rights expert

Silvia Gheorghe - financial director
Dollores Benezic - communication
Crina Moise - office assistant
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