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State of Impunity: Human Rights Abuse of Roma in Romania

12 September 2001

State of Impunity: Human Rights Abuse of Roma in Romania

Impunity is an unwritten covenant according to which actions against Roma are not governed by the same rules as those for non-Roma. Where Roma are concerned, violent attack, denial of basic rights, and blatant or subtle racial discrimination as a rule go unpunished or inadequately punished in Romania.

Major episodes of community violence against Roma - deadly pogroms featuring mass arson and mob killing - have resulted in travesties of justice, in those instances where legal action has been taken at all.

Impunity extends to nearly all spheres of social life in Romania: even those Roma spared the indignity and suffering of racially motivated violence live daily in a state of impunity, in practice unprotected from unequal treatment.

State of Impunity: Human Rights Abuse of Roma in Romania 

Executive Summary of the State of Impunity 

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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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