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Combating Hate Crime and Hate Speech in France and Italy

4 February 2016

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For years, the ERRC has been documenting hate crime and hate speech in various countries. With support from the Open Society Initiative for Europe, the ERRC is carrying out a project designed to expose the extent of anti-Roma hate crime and hate speech in France and Italy and improve the authorities' response to these problems. T ...

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The UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

14 July 2014

The UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture is again supporting the ERRC to provide legal services to Roma victims of torture in Europe. This year, the ERRC has been and will continue to focus on victims of torture inflicted mainly by police in Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, and Slovakia.

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DARE-Net project: Desegregation and Action for Roma in Education-Network

22 February 2013

Romani CRISS, in partnership with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, Greek Helsinki Monitor, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Life Together and Integro Association Bulgaria, is launching the DARE-Net project: Desegregation and Action for Roma in Education-Network.

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UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

1 January 2012

Through this project, the ERRC provides direct legal assistance to Romani victims of torture and members of their families in various countries. In 2012, the ERRC will provide such direct legal assistance in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

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Advancing Roma Visibility

6 July 2011

The ERRC is a consultant to a two-year project implemented by Transitions Online, the  Foundation Mediacenter for Media and Civil Society, the Kali Sara Roma Information Center, the

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UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

1 January 2011

This project implemented by the ERRC aims to provide legal assistance to victims of torture and members of their family in various countries. In 2011, under the project the ERRC is providing direct legal assistance for Romani victims of torture in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

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Protecting the Rights of Romani Children in the Child Protection System in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovakia

8 January 2010

This project, implemented by the ERRC in partnership with the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, the Milan Simecka Foundation and osservAzione, aims to identify rights violations and other problems associated with Romani children in State care in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovakia. It aims to assess whether or not Romani children are dispropo ...

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Trafficking Romani youth and women in Eastern and Central Europe: Analysing the effectiveness of national laws and policies in prevention and victim support

23 March 2009


To date, research and data have been very limited on the issue of trafficking of Romani youth and women in Central and Eastern Europe, despite numerous reports on trafficking highlighting the fact that minority groups, particularly Romani communities (in Europe) are particularly vulnerable to this modern from of slavery. The availability of data regarding traff ...

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Empowerment of Roma to Fight Rights Deprivation

23 March 2009


In September 2008, the ERRC began work on a 2-year project to empower grassroots Romani organisations to participate effectively in the development of legal and policy tools for protection against discrimination and to increase the prominence of issues of non-compliance of domestic law and practice with international human rights standards. Capacity-building ac ...

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) study “Respecting, Protecting and Promoting the Right to Free Movement and Residence in the Member States of the European Union: The Case of the Roma”

23 March 2009


In December 2009, the ERRC began work on a study commissioned by the Fundamental Rights Agency concerning the movement of Romani EU citizens within the EU, focusing on the movement of Roma to Finland, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The ERRC is implementing this study in consortium with Fundacíon Secretariado Gitano (FSG), Fédération nationale d ...

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Serbia (February 2017)

14 February 2017

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Serbia to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017).

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Italy (February 2017)

14 February 2017

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Italy to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017).

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ERRC interviews Özcan Purçu, Romani MP in Turkey

10 February 2017

In November 2016, the ERRC visited Ankara to participate in a meeting on the drafting of a new Turkish National Roma Integration Strategy document. While we were there we met with Özcan Purçu, Turkey’s only Romani MP, to discuss issues facing Roma in Turkey and his own experiences growing up there.

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