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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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Call for Grant Proposals: Community Legal Work Projects

20 January 2017

The ERRC’s legal work – which the organisation describes as “strategic litigation” – has been called “elite” or “elitist”. Budapest-best legal staff members work with us, Roma, as well as with local lawyers and NGOs, to design cases to have a big impact at national or European levels, and ultimately to ensure greater respect for our rights. But is this really working for us? Are we yet convinced – as the ERRC is – that court cases, and relying on legal rights more generally, are going to make our situation any better?

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Call for Proposals: Website Design and Hosting

18 January 2017

The European Roma Rights Centre (“the ERRC”) needs a clear, bold website to get strong messages across to the allies and foes of Roma rights: We are equal. The rights violations we suffer are real and unacceptable. We are taking our cases to court and winning. And the ERRC’s activist lawyers, advocates, researchers, human rights monitors, and entire team are making it possible.

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Romani Woman Harassed by Racist Hospital Staff during Childbirth Wins Case

18 January 2017

Budapest, 18 January 2017: A Romani woman harassed by staff while giving birth at a Hungarian hospital has won a decision in her favour from the Hungarian Equality Body. The woman who gave birth to her baby daughter in February 2016 was alone in the hospital and intimidated by staff who subjected her to verbal harassment and racial slurs, with one doctor telling her “you Gypsies give birth only for the money!”

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