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Slovenes Reject Government Bill to Re-establish Residency of

29 July 2004

According to Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) of April 5, 2004, in a referendum on April 4, Slovene citizens voted against a bill sponsored by the Slovene government to restore residency rights to individuals (predominantly ethnic minorities) "erased" when Slovenia seceded from the Former Yugoslavia in 1992. According to ERRC research, many Roma, including some born in Slovenia and many who had lived there for years before succession, were left with-out any legal residence in the country after the erasure. Ninety-four percent of voters voted against the government bill to restore the legal residency status of affected persons. The negative result of the referendum affects approximately 18,000 non-Slovenes who, in 1992, were erased from the registry rolls. Earlier, on January 26, Slovenia's Constitutional Court ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to decide on whether to restore the legal status of "erased persons".

(ERRC, RFE/RL)

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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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