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Five More Years of Injustice: Segregated Education for Roma in the Czech Republic

8 November 2012

Five More Years of Injustice: Segregated Education for Roma in the Czech Republic

In 2007, the European Court of Human Rights found that the Czech Republic had violated the right of Romani children to an education free from discrimination, by placing them in “special schools”, which offered lower quality education.

Five years on, very little progress has been made to guarantee equal access to education for Romani children. Instead of making systemic changes, the Czech government opted for a piecemeal approach that failed to address the root of this injustice. The system continues to channel Romani children into “practical” and/or segregated schools. It has devastating consequences for their future.

Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre are calling on the Czech government to immediately put an end to the discrimination that Romani children experience in education and take all necessary measures to end this injustice in order to avoid yet another generation being trapped in the cycle of poverty and deprivation.

Five More Years of Injustice: Segregated Education for Roma in the Czech Republic (PDF)

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Recruitment Notice: Executive Director

14 April 2014

The European Roma Rights Centre Board of Directors invites applications for the post of Executive Director

Deadline for Applications: 8 June 2014

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ERRC Seeks Consultant (Senior Researcher)

18 April 2014

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is recruiting a consultant to conduct an assessment of potential activities of the ERRC in selected countries in the Western Balkans and to assist the ERRC in its research and advocacy activities in those countries.

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ERRC Seeks Human Rights Monitors

17 April 2014

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) invites applications from individuals to act as Human Rights Monitors in the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. The monitor for Bosnia and Herzegovina may also be tasked to monitor developments in Montenegro.

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