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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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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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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Serbia (June 2017)

30 June 2017

Written Comments by the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Serbia to the Human Rights Council, within its Universal Periodic Review, for consideration at its 29th session (January-February 2018).

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