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UK Court Rejects Claim of Czech Roma and ERRC

10 May 2003

In a decision dated October 8, 2002, the Administrative Court of the High Court of Justice in London rejected a claim filed by six Czech Roma and the ERRC against the British government because of a policy of discriminatory checks at the Prague airport aimed at preventing Roma - who may be refugees - from reaching the United Kingdom. The ERRC first received word that U.K. officials had been stationed at the airport in Prague through reports in the media: On July 19, 2001, the electronic e-mail bulletin Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported that on July 18, 2001, British immigration officials had begun subjecting passengers bound for London from Prague's Ruzyne Airport to additional checks. Since that time, the British government has implemented an on-again, off-again system of checks by British immigration officials at the airport in Prague. Most reports have concurred that the persons being refused were overwhelmingly Romani (for additional information on the case, please see: British officials continue policy of stopping Roma at Czech airport; Czech Roma and ERRC sue U.K. government). On October 23, 2002, Liberty, a UK organisation, filed a notice of appeal against the decision on behalf of the six Czech Roma and the ERRC. Liberty has appealed the October 8 decision. Information on the erosion asylum rights in Western European countries is available at: http://www.errc.org.
 

(ERRC, RFE/RL)

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Cause of Action: Romani Children in State Care in Nógrád County (Hungary)

20 November 2017

The data showed that Romani children are grossly overrepresented in the care system in Nógrád County: although they make up under 20% of the county’s population, Romani children make up over 80% of those in care. The data showed a strong correlation between deep poverty, severe deprivation, and the entry of children into the care system.

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Roma Belong - Discrimination, Statelessness and Marginalisation of Roma in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

26 October 2017

The #RomaBelong project is a joint initiative by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) in collaboration with partner organisations in Albania ...

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Serbia (June 2017)

30 June 2017

Written Comments by the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Serbia to the Human Rights Council, within its Universal Periodic Review, for consideration at its 29th session (January-February 2018).

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