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Romanias Roma demand restitution

15 July 1997

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported on May 15 that the Roma community in Romania is demanding the restitution of goods confiscated by the fascist and communist regimes. The lon Budai Deleanu Foundation and Roma leader Iulian Radulescu, who calls himself Emperor Iulian I, say in a letter addressed to the Parliament, the president's office and the Council of Europe, that the regime of Marshal Ion Antonescu and the Communists confiscated goods estimated at 12,500 billion lei (approximately 1780 million USD) from the Roma community. Mediafax reported that the letter also demands a census be conducted to establish the real number of Roma living today in Romania. The 1992 census put the number at less than half a million, but estimates speak of three million and more. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

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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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