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The ERRC Docket of Cases - A Data Base of Defending Roma Legal Rights

12 October 1996

The European Roma Rights Center is presently developing an archive of cases of human rights violations against Roma in which the victims have taken legal action to pursue justice.

Each case file contains:

  • a short summary of the facts and legal developments on the case prepared by an attorney at the ERRC;
  • texts of the relevant domestic and international laws;
  • legal and other documents on the case;
  • in addition, each file also contains a brief analysis which pinpoints the specific legal issues and problems raised by the case. This analysis elaborates on legal experiences and conclusions drawn from the case which may be relevant to other cases. The analysis proceeds regardless of whether or not the legal issues identified have been successfully addressed during the legal procedure. It also attempts to identify issues which, if successfully raised in the future, may have a precedent-setting effect.

The archive is open to researchers. Lawyers and human rights activists who are interested in defending the rights of Roma in court, as well as in other fora, are also welcome to use materials from the archive. The archive, we hope, will serve as the basis for developing strategies for litigation and legal advocacy for Roma. The goal of the archive is, in accordance with the Statement of Mission of the ERRC, to further the empowerment of Roma through law.

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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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