Constantin Cojocariu

Lawyer, Europe Programme

Holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Iasi, Romania (2000), a MA in Public Policies from the same university (2002) and a LLM in Human Rights from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (2003). In 2003 he was admitted as a qualified lawyer to Iasi Bar Association, Romania.

Previously he worked for various Romanian human rights organisations active among others on women’s rights and civic participation. Between 2005 and 2007 Constantin worked as Staff Attorney for the European Roma Rights Centre, where he was involved in a number of topical Strasbourg cases concerning Roma rights.

He joined INTERIGHTS as a lawyer in 2007, where he handles the work on LGBT and disability rights in Europe. Constantin has extensive experience in developing human rights litigation before domestic and international courts and conducting trainings for lawyers on various aspects of human rights law and practice.  He is a member for Romania of the European Commission for Sexual Orientation Law and speaks Romanian, English, French and basic Croatian.

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Related links

'Handicapping Rules: The Overly Restrictive Application of Admissibility Criteria by the European Court of Human Rights to Complaints Concerning Disabled People,' first published by Sweet & Maxwell in [2011] E.H.R.L.R. 686

'Improving the Effectiveness of the Implementation of Strasbourg Court Judgments in Light of Ongoing Reform Discussions', Roma Rights 1, 2010: Implementation of Judgments, July 2010