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Katherine Munyan

12 August 2016

Katherine Munyan is a student at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale, she is a student trainee in the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic, where she has worked on research and advocacy concerning the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and on strengthening land rights in Liberia. She is also involved in the International Refugee Assistance Project. 

Katherine decided to intern with the ERRC's legal team to learn more about the situation of Roma in Europe and to learn about strategic litigation in Europe. At the ERRC, she drafted a third-party intervention to be filed in the European Court of Human Rights on state use of laws criminalising begging to discriminate against Roma. Additionally, she worked on a communication to the new Committee on the Rights of the Child concerning the impact of evictions of Roma in France on children's rights to education, shelter, and an adequate standard of living.

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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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