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International Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Reviews Croatia

10 July 2002

On March 19, 2002, the International Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) adopted concluding observations and recommendations concerning the compliance of Croatia with the provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Regarding Romani education in Croatia, the Committee expressed "concern at the continued practice of segregation of Roma children within the educational system and the reports on discrimination against the Roma regarding access to employment, health, political representation and citizenship rights." The concerns were followed by several recommendations in which the committee urged that the Croatian "State party pay particular attention to the situation of the Roma and take effective measures to prevent racial segregation against Roma children within the educational system. The Committee further recommends that the State party strengthen its efforts to address the high dropout and poor performance rates of Roma children and guarantee non-discrimination, especially as regards respect for their cultural identity, language and values. The Committee also encourages the State party to reinforce its efforts to train and recruit Roma teachers and to prevent discrimination against the Roma in access to employment, health, political representation and citizenship rights." The Full text of the Committee's concluding observations and recommendations

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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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