Athens: This is not a protest. This as a pogrom.

Athens, Budapest, 21 June 2017: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM), Solidarity Now, Minority Rights Group – Greece (MRG-G), and the Coordinated Organizations and Communities for Roma Human Rights in Greece (SOKADRE) - a network of 30 Roma communities and 5 Greek NGOs working on Roma rights- call for immedia ...

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Victory for Roma: Macedonia Agrees to Pay Compensation for Roma Prison Death

Budapest, 15 June 2017: The Government of Macedonia have agreed to pay €9,000 in compensation to the family of a Romani man who died in suspicious circumstances in prison. The payment is part of a friendly settlement published today which brings to an end a case against Mac ...

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EU Executive fails to act as pregnant Romani women and infants are rendered homeless in Italy

Thirteen-year-old Alex and his family were among 1,300 who were evicted from the Gianturco settlement Alex SturrockBrussels, 14 June 2017: Recent unlawful demolitions of Romani settlements across Italy have left scores of extremely vulnerable people, including heavily pregnant women and children as young as just a few months old, homeless in the country, said the European Roma Rights Centre and Amnesty International today following new research on the ground. The w ...

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Roma Rights Organizations Condemn Lack of UN Action on Lead Poisoning in Kosovo

Budapest, 1 June 2017: On Friday 26th May, the United Nations Secretary General expressed his “profound regret” that hundreds of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians were poisoned by lead in camps run by the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Advancing Together, Dianne Post, Durmish Aslano, Iniciative 6 ...

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ERRC submission to the European Commission on Roma Inclusion in enlargement countries (May 2017)

25 May 2017

Written comments by the ERRC to the European Commission on enlargement component of the EU Roma Framework.

 

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Roma Rights 1 2017: Roma and Conflict: Understanding the Impact of War and Political Violence

16 May 2017

The impact of conflict on minority populations merits special attention, especially if those minorities have long been marginalized, viewed by the warring parties with a mixture of ambivalence and contempt, and deemed to be communities of little consequence in the peace-building processes that follow the conclusion of hostilities. This issue of Roma Rights Journal takes a look at the fate of Roma during and after conflicts.

Sometimes Roma have been the direct targets of murderous aggression or subject to reprisals. Then there have been the many times where individual Roma actively took a side, but too often the roles played by Roma, Travellers and other minorities were elided from the dominant national narratives that followed.

In many conflicts, caught between warring groups with no foreign power or military alliance to champion their claims, Roma found themselves displaced, despised and declaimed as bogus refugees, nomads and “mere” economic migrants in the aftermath.

As long as Europe’s largest ethnic minority is written out and rendered invisible in the histories of Europe’s wars and conflicts; and excluded from the politics of reconstruction and peace-making, the continent’s self-understanding will remain fatally flawed.

Editors: Marek Szilvasi, Kieran O’Reilly, Bernard Rorke

Roma Rights 1 2017 (PDF)

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Macron Election Call Out

5 May 2017

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