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Ukrainian Authorities Urged to Ensure Justice for Roma

21 July 2008

On 17 July 2008, the ERRC addressed the Ukrainian Minister of Interior, Mr Iurii Lutsenko, to express deep concern about the failure of the Ukrainian justice system with respect to serious breaches of the fundamental human rights of Roma in Ukraine. Referring to two separate cases of racially motivated violence against Roma dating to 2002 and 2006, the ERRC recalled jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in recent cases concerning racially-motivated violence against Roma and the obligations of state authorities to adequately and effectively investigate such cases and bring the perpetrators to justice. The ERRC urged Minister Lutsenko to use the full powers of his office to ensure justice for the Romani victims of racially-motivated violence in Ukraine.

The full text of the letter is available here.  View it (Acrobat pdf format)!


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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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