Muslim Roma Win Discrimination Case Against Montenegro

Strasbourg, Budapest 6 December 2017: A Romani man and his family who were harassed by neighbours for being both Roma and Muslim, have won their case before the European Court of Human Rights. The family had exhausted inadequate domestic courts which were not delivering justice. So instead ...

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RISC: Stop Discrimination of Roma in State Care


Budapest, 20 November 2017: Today on Universal Children’s Day, the European Roma Rights Centre is launching our RISC (Roma in State Care) campaign. Romani childre ...

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#BetterTogether: Stop School Segregation of Roma

On the tenth anniversary of the landmark case D.H. & Others v. Czech Republic, the ERRC revisited successful desegregation cases in Hungary, Croatia and the Czech Republic...

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Thousands Made Homeless in France: Will Government Cease Roma Evictions During Winter Months?

Paris, Budapest 9 November 2017: Over the last summer, 4,538 Romani women, men and children were forced from their homes by French authorities. The report released today by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and the Ligue de droits de l’homme describes another period of repeat forced evictions, in what is rapidly becoming the norm for how France ...

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Families Divided: Romani and Egyptian Children in Albanian Institutions

21 November 2017

There’s a high percentage of Romani and Egyptian children in children’s homes in Albania – a disproportionate number. These children are often put into institutions because of poverty, and then find it impossible ever to return to their families. Because of centuries of discrimination Roma and Egyptians in Albania are less likely to live in adequate housing, less likely to be employed and more likely to feel the effects of extreme poverty.

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Cause of Action: Romani Children in State Care in Nógrád County (Hungary)

20 November 2017

The data showed that Romani children are grossly overrepresented in the care system in Nógrád County: although they make up under 20% of the county’s population, Romani children make up over 80% of those in care. The data showed a strong correlation between deep poverty, severe deprivation, and the entry of children into the care system.

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Roma Belong - Discrimination, Statelessness and Marginalisation of Roma in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

26 October 2017

The #RomaBelong project is a joint initiative by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) in collaboration with partner organisations in Albania ...

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