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News roundup: Snapshots from around Europe

18 May 2007

Bulgaria
Leader of Bulgaria's Ataka Party Guilty of Inciting Discrimination
Bulgarian Health Minister Proposes Legislative Ban on Births to Women under 18 Years of Age
Bulgarian EU Observer Makes Anti-Romani Statements in European Parliament

Czech Republic
Roma Violently Assaulted in Czech Republic
Romani Housing Rights Concerns in Czech Republic
More Roma Evicted in the Process of Public Housing Privatisation in Czech Republic
Access to Justice Issues in Czech Republic

Europe
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Concerned at Housing Rights of Roma around Europe

France
French Mayor Sentenced After Setting Fire to Romani Camp

Greece
Ongoing Evictions of Roma in Greece

Hungary
Hungarian Media Promotes Anti-Romani Hatred
Legal Victory in Hungarian Roma School Segregation Case

Italy
European Commission on Racism and Intolerance Reports on Italy

Lithuania
Lithuanian Parliamentarian Promotes Violence against Roma

Romania
Romanian Authorities Forcibly Evict Roma in Romania
Police Abuse of Romanian Roma
Romania's Anti- Discrimination Law Amended

Russia
Russian Law Enforcement Officers Continue with Racial Profiling of Roma
Further Action against Hate Speech in Russia
Further Action against Hate Speech in Russia European Commission on Racism and Intolerance Reports on Russia

Serbia
Serbian War Crimes Court Sentences Kosovo Albanian for Atrocities against Roma

Slovenia
Romani Community Relocated Following Death Threats in Slovenia

Spain
Charges Brought in Spanish Racial Violence Case

Turkey
Housing Rights Violations Result in Death of Romani Baby; Ongoing Evictions of Roma in Turkey's Capital
Turkish Lawmakers Amend Racist Law

Ukraine
Challenging Segregated Education of Roma in Ukraine
Roma Experience Difficulties in Accessing Justice After Pogrom in Ukraine
Romani Man Released from Ukrainian Prison after Serving Six Years for Crime He Didn't Commit

United Kingdom
UK Authorities Continue to Threaten Travellers with Eviction

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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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