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European Roma Rights Centre Receives Stockholm Human Rights Award

26 November 2012

Budapest, 26 November 2012: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Thomas Hammarberg are jointly receiving this year's Stockholm Human Rights Award today. Thomas Hammarberg was previously the Council of Europe´s Commissioner for Human Rights, where he was an extremely dedicated advocate for Roma rights.

The 2012 Stockholm Human Rights Award honours the memory of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who was born 100 years ago. Wallenberg saved the lives of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary.

"The ERRC is delighted to receive this award," said Dezideriu Gergely, Executive Director of the ERRC. "We are particularly honoured to receive it alongside Mr Hammarberg, whose work at the Council of Europe and beyond has done so much to advance the cause of Roma rights."

The Stockholm Human Rights Award was launched in 2009 by the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) and the Swedish Bar Association. It is awarded annually to a person or an organisation for outstanding services in the support of human rights and the rule of law.

For more information, contact:
 
Sinan Gökçen
Media and Communications Officer
European Roma Rights Centre
sinan.gokcen@errc.org
+36.30.500.1324
 

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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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