Marian Mandache is currently the Coordinator of the Human Rights Department of Romani CRISS. He has been active in the field of human rights since the commencement of his university studies (i.e. 1999), first as a volunteer, and then, as a regular employee within Roma NGOs. He has conducted or participated in numerous fact-finding missions in human rights and discrimination cases. This has offered him valuable field experience an it has also enabled him with practical experience in dealing with state representatives. He has planned and supervised strategic litigation in the field of human rights. He has also been part of various working groups on drafting law proposals. Since 2005 he is member of the Bucharest Bar.