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Romani Family Compensated by Finnish Court for Housing Discrimination

20 November 2007

According to the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), a district court in Kemi-Torino ordered the municipality of Kolari to provide compensation to a Romani family whose housing application was ignored due to discriminatory practices. The family had applied in the Autumn of 2002 for a rental apartment from the municipal housing authority, but their application was not processed until the following spring. The Kemi-Torino District Court ruled that the delay was due to the housing authority's prejudice against the family's Romani ethnic identity, and the Kolari local government must pay 3,000 EUR to the mother and 1,500 EUR each to her two children. Seven former and current employees of the municipality were also reportedly fined in the ruling.

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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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Cause of Action: Romani Children in State Care in Nógrád County (Hungary)

20 November 2017

The data showed that Romani children are grossly overrepresented in the care system in Nógrád County: although they make up under 20% of the county’s population, Romani children make up over 80% of those in care. The data showed a strong correlation between deep poverty, severe deprivation, and the entry of children into the care system.

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Roma Belong - Discrimination, Statelessness and Marginalisation of Roma in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

26 October 2017

The #RomaBelong project is a joint initiative by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) in collaboration with partner organisations in Albania ...

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