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News roundup: Snapshots from around Europe

19 June 2007

Romani Baby Dies in Bulgaria When Ambulance Does Not Show Up

Czech Republic
Czech Politicians Make Statements against Roma and Equal Opportunities
Continuing Problems for Roma from Vsetin, Czech Republic
Update on Forced Sterilisations Issues in Czech Republic
Europe's Highest Human Rights Court Set to Rule on Landmark Segregation Case

Right to Housing Law Passed in France

Segregated Schooling Updates in Hungary

Italian Appeals Court Upholds Decision against Racist Political Party

Romani Return to the Mitrovica Mahalla Marred with Problems

Moldovan Romani Organisation Complains About Discrimination by Local Doctor
Roma Refused Service in Bar in Moldova

ECRI Releases Third Report on Roma in Portugal

Romani Organisation Claims Police Management of Ethnic Conflict Inadequate in Romania

Anti-Romani Sentiment Rife in Russian Media

Serbian School Authorities Ignore Ongoing Abuse of Romani Boy

Report Highlights Factors Behind Forced Eviction of Roma
Slovak Constitutional Court Finds Government Investigation on Forced Sterilisations Inadequate

Swiss Travellers Demand Protection from Discrimination

Romani Baby Died Following Destruction of Family Home in Turkey

United Kingdom
Researchers Review Health and Health-Related Beliefs of Gypsies and Travellers in England

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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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