Roma lives matter: Bulgarian Rom killed for “possession of pesticides”

2017-04-21

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.

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Gianturco Roma Camp Demolished This Morning

2017-04-07

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. 

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Roma Burned from their Homes as Lessons Go Unlearned in Romania

2017-04-06

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’.

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Thirsting for justice: Roma and the human rights to water and sanitation

2017-03-22

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.

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Courage Sisters! Bring it on!

2017-03-08

By Judit Geller

Today is International Women’s Day, a day when the world celebrates women, when in fact most women have not much to celebrate.

Working as lawyer for the ERRC, an organization that fights discrimination against Roma, I encounter stories of discrimination every day. Discrimination that manifests itself in all spheres of society, from housing to health and education, just to name a few.

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