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Divide and Deport. Roma and Sinti in Austria

1 September 1996

Divide and Deport. Roma and Sinti in Austria

The purpose of the report is to show the consequences on Roma of a series of new laws on legal residence and asylum, ratified between 1991 and 1993. The report also investigates how the ground was prepared for the systematic exclusion of Roma in Austria through the recognition of a narrow and unrepresentative group of Roma as an Austrian "ethnic group" (Volksgruppe). A connection is made between this systematic exclusion and the appearance in Austria of episodes of public violence specifically targeting Roma. Finally, the report makes a series of concrete recommendations to the Austrian government for improving the legal situation of Roma in Austria.

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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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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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