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ERRC Urges End to Police Profiling of EU Roma in Denmark

20 June 2011

Budapest, 20 June 2011: Today, the ERRC sent letters expressing concern to Danish authorities regarding the arrest of several Romanian Roma who recently travelled to Demark following the reversal of deportation orders issued in July 2010. Travel bans affecting these individuals, who were part of a group represented by the ERRC, were lifted in April 2011, allowing them to return to Denmark.

In recent weeks, the ERRC has documented at least three cases in which its clients returning to Denmark were taken into police custody and released only after ERRC and local lawyers intervened. In all cases, Danish authorities were unaware of the reversed expulsion orders and lifted travel bans and held the persons in question in immigration detention overnight.

The ERRC called on Danish law enforcement authorities to halt the discriminatory targeting of Romani EU citizens on the streets of Copenhagen for stops, searches and detention under the Danish Aliens Act.

For further information, contact:

Sinan Gökçen
Media and Communications Officer
sinan.gokcen@errc.org
+36.30.500.1324

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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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