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International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrants Enters into Force

29 October 2003

On July 1, 2003, the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families entered into force. The Con- vention aims to prevent and eliminate the exploitation of migrant workers, particularly to put an end to the illegal recruitment and trafficking of migrant workers and to discourage the employment of migrant workers in an irregular or undocumented situation. It sets binding international standards to address the treatment, welfare and human rights of both documented and undocumented migrants. It also sets out the obligations and responsibilities of both the country of origin and the country of reception. Under the Convention, persons who qualify as migrant workers are entitled to the enjoyment of human rights regardless of legal status. Only one European country has signed the Convention to date: Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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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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