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Latvian Parliament Rejects Positive Measures for Roma

10 May 2003

According to the Riga-based non-governmental organisation Latvian Human Rights Committee (LHRC), on October 15, 2002, the Latvian parliament rejected draft amendments to the Law on Income Tax for Enterprises, which would have introduced tax reductions for businesses which employed members of the Romani community. The LHRC reported that the amendments stipulated that the reduction in tax would have corresponded with the number of Roma employed. The draft amendments were submitted by HRUL, a pro-minority political party in Latvia, because as Mr Modris Lujans, a HRUL Member of Parliament, stated during parliamentary debates, approximately 80 percent of Roma in Latvia are unemployed. Additional information on Roma in Latvia is available on the ERRC's Internet website at: http://www.errc.org.
 

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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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