The Presidential Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania
(), also known as the Tismăneanu Commission
), is a commission instituted in Romania
by President Traian Băsescu
to investigate the Communist regime
and provide a comprehensive report allowing for the condemnation of Communism
as experienced by Romania.
Formed in April 2006 as a panel headed by political scientist Vladimir Tismăneanu
, it focused on examining the activity of institutions that enforced and perpetuated the communist dictatorship, "the methods making possible the abuses, the murders, the felonies of the dictatorship, the flagrant violations of human rights
and the role of some political figures in the maintaining and the functioning of the totalitarian
regime in Romania".
The Commission presented its final report to Parliament
on December 18, 2006. It has been adopted as an official document of the Romanian Presidency and published on its website. The report confirms Romania as the first former Eastern Bloc
country to officially condemn its Сommunist regime.The modification note on the web site of the Romanian Presidency... Read More