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Taken From the City: Romanian Roma Evicted to a Rubbish Dump

20 December 2012

Taken From the City: Romanian Roma Evicted to a Rubbish Dump

On 17 December 2010, 56 Romani families were evicted from Coastei Street in the centre of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. A fter living in Coastei Street for over 20 years, municipal authorities forcibly relocated the families to Pata-Rât, a polluted industrial area which is also the location of the city’s rubbish dump. Romania’s National Council for Combating Discrimination declared that the eviction and relocation of the families to Pata-Rât constituted discrimination. To date, there has been no resolution to the situation in which the evicted families find themselves, no provision of adequate alternative accommodation for them, and no compensation for property which was lost in the eviction. This briefing measures the impact of the Coastei Street eviction on the affected families two years after it was conducted, revealing significant problems in the areas of housing, education, employment, health and experiences of discrimination.

Taken From the City: Romanian Roma Evicted to a Rubbish Dump (PDF)

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ERRC Seeks Legal Trainee

24 June 2015

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks a legal trainee familiar with the legal system of one of the non-EU Member States in which the ERRC is active (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine) to assist in litigating Roma rights, ethnic/race discrimination and related cases in domestic, European and international tribunals. 

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Dimitrova and others v. Bulgaria

23 June 2015

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This case concerns attempts by the municipality of Varna, in Bulgaria, to evict three Romani families from their homes. Living in dilapidated houses owned by the municipality, the families had petitioned for adequate housing for over fifteen years to no avail. 

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Joint submission to UN CRC on Slovakia (July 2015)

1 July 2015

Written comments by the ERRC and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia for consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the 72nd pre-session working group 5-9 October 2015. 

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