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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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