Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Law on Asylum (122/2006)

Legal and administrative framework


The Law on Asylum regulates the asylum procedure, as well as the rights and obligations of refugees. It contains specific provisions for resettlement (unofficial translation):

Art. 3(5): ‘The Ministry of Administration and the Interior, through the Romanian Office for Immigration, can propose that Romania accepts refugees that are in other states, who have been recognized according to the Geneva Convention. The number and conditions of acceptance of these people will be established through a Government decision. These people will have the same rights and obligations in Romania as the refugees recognized by the Romanian State.’

Other articles of relevance for the resettlement procedure are: Arts.2, 3, 17 and 18 (rights of asylum seekers), 19 (obligations of asylum seekers), 20 (rights of refugees), 22 (obligations of refugees), 23, 26.

Files attached to this content:

Romania: Law on Asylum (122/2006) in Romanian