Non-territorial Autonomy in East-Central Europe: What About Romania?

  • Bálint Kovács Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law, Hungary
Keywords: non-territorial autonomy, statute of minorities, Romania, Hungarian minority


The paper attempts to provide an understanding of the reasons Romania has not sought non-territorial autonomy as a solution for minority claims by analysing a 15-year-old legislative proposal elaborated by a minority rights organisation. Although the analysis of this antiquated proposal seems long overdue, it holds answers relating to the attitude of the State and of minority organisations regarding autonomy, in which—ultimately—the issue seems to be a lack of serious intention by either of the two to change the minority legal status quo.