By Swain Uber
A Romani father and son became the latest victims of Bulgarian police brutality when they were set up and badly beaten near their home in the village of Bohot in Pleven province on Thursday 13 April.
The Weckles arrived in Europe in 2010. They are a small minority. If you speak English, you can usually understand them, but not always. In that case, French helps.
Most people don’t care very much about them. But Roma should care. Because they are causing trouble for Europe’s biggest minority. They have started making a joke of Romani claims for justice.
By Bernard Rorke
On the eve of International Roma Day, in an illegal pre-emptive strike, Italian authorities demolished the Gianturco camp near Naples. This action was designed to see off attempts by NGOs to secure emergency interventions to halt the mass evictions scheduled for 11 April.
By Jonathan Lee
In scenes which should have been relegated to the early twentieth century, Roma in Romania were forced out of their burning home on Friday 31st March after non-Roma decided to ‘teach them a lesson’.
By Léo Heller
In his foreword to ERRC’s new report ‘Thirsting for Justice’, Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation describes how some European states are failing in their obligations when it comes to Roma when it comes to these fundamental human rights.