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European Commission on Racism and Intolerance Reviews Slovenia

7 February 2004

On July 8, 2003, the Council of Europe's European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) made public its second report on Slovenia under its country-by-country analysis of racism and intolerance in each of the member states of the Council of Europe. ECRI noted in its second report that Roma in Slovenia may be particularly vulnerable to problems of racism, intolerance and discrimination. ECRI further noted:

"35. In some areas, the living conditions of Roma give rise to deep concern. Their settlements lack basic amenities such as running water, heating and sanitation. Unemployment is extremely widespread. This situation is due to several factors which include a general low level of education and a lack of awareness among Roma of their rights. Roma also suffer discrimination in many fields of life, such as housing, employment and health care. One reason for this is linked to the fact that many Roma come from other territories of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) and do not have Slovenian citizenship. They are therefore particularly affected by the problems faced by persons who did not manage to regularise their legal status in Slovenia. [...]

37. ECRI is concerned about stereotypes and prejudices towards Roma on the part of the general public, sometimes reflected in the media. It urges the Slovenian authorities to monitor the situation in this field and to encourage awareness-raising among the general public, so as to reduce prejudice against Roma."

The full text of the ECRI report is available on the Internet at: http://www.coe.int/. Further information on the situation of Roma in Slovenia can be found on the ERRC's Internet website at: www.errc.org

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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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