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Croatian Lawmakers Urged to Include Protection against Segregation in Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Law

27 June 2008

27 June 2008, Budapest: On 20 June 2008, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and the Roma Education Fund (REF) send letters to key Croatian authorities urging them to include protections against segregation as a form of discrimination within the scope of the comprehensive anti-discrimination law currently under development in Croatia. The draft law, being discussed in the Croatian Parliament today, would transpose the EU Race Equality Directive 2000/43/EC into the domestic legal framework, as required prior to Croatia joining the European Union.

In their letter, sent to Croatia's Vice Prime Minister, the Government Office for Human Rights, the Committee on Human and National Minority Rights and the Council for Development of Civil Society, the ERRC and REF highlighted that segregation is a very specific and particularly severe form of discrimination which is prohibited under international human rights law and that segregation in education as a form of discrimination tends to particularly and disproportionately impact vulnerable minority groups, such as Roma in a number of European countries.

The ERRC and REF urged Croatian authorities to include segregation as a specific form of discrimination in the law proposed for adoption.

The full text of the letter and its explanatory annex are available on the ERRC's website at:
*Letter:  View it (Acrobat pdf format)!
*Annex:  View it (Acrobat pdf format)!


 

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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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