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Chronicle

15 August 2001

PUBLICATIONS

June 1, 2001: Published Biannual Report 1999-2000.

June 23, 2001: Published a compilation of ERRC material on Ukraine, entitled Focus: Roma Rights in Ukraine, to coincide with the country's appearance before a number of human rights monitoring bodies in 2001.

CAMPAIGNING, CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

March 31-April 1, 2001: Attended a conference on humanitarian assistance and human rights organised by the International Council on Human Rights Policy, Geneva, Switzerland.

April 9-10, 2001: Participated in a preparatory conference in Bucharest, Romania, on children organised by UNICEF to prepare for the United Nations General Assembly special session on children.

April 19, 2001: Addressed a meeting of activists and journalists in Oslo, Norway, organised by the Rainbow Association.

April 20, 2001: Addressed a forum of activists and journalists in Tromso, Norway, organised by the Rainbow Association.

April 20-21, 2001: Organised a workshop on anti-discrimination litigation before international and domestic courts in Sofia, in co-operation with the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee. The event brought together many Bulgarian and international lawyers, including lawyers from the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.

April 26, 2001: Attended a roundtable meeting at the Canadian Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, on the issue of discrimination in employment.

April 27-30, 2001: Participated in a conference entitled "The desegregation of Romani schools in Bulgaria - a Condition for an Equal Start for Roma", Sofia, Bulgaria.

May 15-18, 2001: Participated in a preparatory conference in Berlin, Germany, organised by UNICEF to prepare for the United Nations General Assembly special session on children later this year.

May 20-22, 2001: Attended the eighth meeting of the government offices of the Stability Pact project, Strasbourg, France.

May 22-23, 2001: Attended and participated in the second session of the European Preparatory Conference for the World Conference Against Racism, Geneva, Switzerland.

June 11, 2001: Attended a meeting convened in Budapest by Amnesty International to discuss anti-discrimination law in Hungary.

June 17-20, 2001: Participated in a meeting with the Justice & Peace Commission and CORDAID (Catholic NGOs) to discuss joint preparation for the World Conference Against Racism in September 2001, in The Hague, Netherlands.

June 18, 2001: Gave introductory speech at OSCE supplementary human dimension meeting on "Tolerance and Non-Discrimination: Legal and Administrative Measures", Vienna, Austria.

June 18-20, 2001: Organised, together with the Council of Europe, a human rights litigation workshop in Strasbourg, France, for lawyers involved in providing legal assistance to Romani victims of human rights abuse.

June 20-22, 2001: Attended a Council of Europe seminar on "Human rights standards applying to the holding of aliens wishing to enter a Council of Europe member State and to the enforcement of expulsion orders", Strasbourg, France.

June 29-30: Held a legal workshop on the technique of testing, Budapest, Hungary.

June 30-July 8, 2001: Held a summer university for twenty-four ERRC scholarship grant recipients, who are Romani students of law and public administration, Budapest, Hungary.

July 5-6, 2001: Attended the Regional Ministerial Conference on National and Ethnic Communities and Minorities in South-Eastern Europe organised by the Yugoslav Federal Ministry of National and Ethnic Communities.

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Hungary (February 2018)

14 February 2018

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Hungary to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 122nd session (12 Narch - 6 April 2018).

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The Fragility of Professional Competence: A Preliminary Account of Child Protection Practice with Romani and Traveller Children in England

24 January 2018

Romani and Traveller children in England are much more likely to be taken into state care than the majority population, and the numbers are rising. Between 2009 and 2016 the number of Irish Travellers in care has risen by 400% and the number of Romani children has risen 933%. The increases are not consistent with national trends, and when compared to population data, suggest that Romani and Traveller children living in the UK could be 3 times more likely be taken into public care than any other child. 

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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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