The European Roma Rights Centre calls on Paris public authorities to halt unlawful evictions immediately

Paris, Budapest, 5 February 2016: Major media outlets have reported that 350-400 Roma were forcibly evicted from the informal camp around a disused railway line in northern Paris. The police began the evictions in the early morning on Wednesday and only a limited number of people have been offered an emergency shelter.

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After death of five small children, international organisation calls Slovak authorities to take immediate action

In the first week of 2016 two small Romani children died in Košice, Slovakia. Both the 6- and 4-month-old boys died in a segregated neighbourhood. Three more minors died last weekend in a Roma settlement in Lomnička village in Central Slovakia. Considering that these deaths were utterly preventable, the European Roma Rights Centre calls on Slovak authorities to take ...

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More than 11.000 Roma migrants forcefully evicted in France in 2015

During 2015, 216 people were evicted by force weekly in France. In total 11.128 people have been subjected to forced evictions in France in 111 living areas. More than the half of those living in slums have been forcibly evicted by the authorities during 2015 and in five of the cases people left their living place because of fire. The Ligue des droits de l’Homme and ...

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12 results in 2015 that will make Europe a better place for Roma

Everyone has the right to be free from race discrimination. For Roma in Europe, though, that is more theory than reality. Discriminatory policies and racist institutions still exist in Europe today but the European Roma Rights Centre is arming Roma for legal battle. We have compiled a list of what we worked with Roma to achieve in 2015.

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ERRC submission to UN CEDAW on the Czech Republic (January 2016)

22 January 2016

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning the Czech Republic to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the 63th session (23 February 2016). 

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School Segregation of Roma and Egyptian Communities in Albania

24 November 2015

This video talks about segregation of Roma and Egyptian children in one school in Albania. The "Naim Frasheri" school, covering nine grades, is in outskirts of city of Korca. It is known as "Roma and Egyptian" school because all children of this school come from families from these two communities. The school has a total of 283 Roma and Egyptian children. The video shows as well what important role can play institutions such as Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and People' Advocate (Ombudsman) in fighting school segregation. The decision of Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and Recommendations of People' Advocate create an working platform not only for Ministry of Education and its depending institutions, but as well for all actors working in this field.

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Joint submission to UN CEDAW on Slovakia (October 2015)

2 October 2015

Written comments by the European Roma Rights Centre and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the 62nd Session (26 October - 20 November 2015).  

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