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CONFERENCE INVITATION: Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of the Roma People in the Western Balkans and Ukraine; Skopje, 26-27 Oct

19 September 2017

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Institute on Stateleness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) are pleased to announce a forthcoming conference in Skopje (26-27 October) which will launch a new report on the issue of statelessness, discrimination and marginalisation of the Roma People in the Western Balkans and Ukraine.

The event is aimed at NGOs, community associations, lawyers, journalists, postgraduate students and academics as well as representatives from governments and inter-governmental organisations.

A detailed programme will be available shortly but in the meantime you can download the outline (pdf) and/or contact Senada Sali senada.sali@errc.org at the ERRC for further information or logistical questions.

How to register: Please note that the conference registration is free of charge but places are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. To register email Senada Sali senada.sali@errc.org with your name, position/organization, country of residence and motivation for attending the conference.

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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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