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Domestic Cases: Hungary

10 August 2015

Children’s Rights

B.T.

The case concerns the forceful removal of a new born baby from his family upon birth, an all-too-common occurrence for Roma families in Hungary. The baby was taken away from its mother few days after birth. The ERRC together with a local partner is providing legal representation to the mother to challenge the authorities.

Access to Education

Heves County

The ERRC and our partner, the Chance for Children Foundation, are taking actio popularis litigation claiming that Romani children are disproportionately over-represented in the special schools in the county and therefore are being discriminated against based on their ethnicity.

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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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