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Bill lifting ban on nomadic life ratified by Czech Senate

15 May 1998

ČTK reported on March 4 that following moves by the Chamber of Deputies last month, the Senate has approved a bill to annul a 1958 law which bans people from leading a nomadic life. A number of senators described the 1958 law as racist because it had been aimed at Roma in particular, who were told where they had to live and work and how to conform to the majority. A similar law, the Law on Vagrant Gypsies passed in Czechoslovakia in 1927, is among the first laws in modern Europe to refer explicitly to „Gypsies".

(ČTK, ERRC)

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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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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Serbia (June 2017)

30 June 2017

Written Comments by the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Serbia to the Human Rights Council, within its Universal Periodic Review, for consideration at its 29th session (January-February 2018).

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