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Research & Advocacy: Another skinhead attack in eastern Slovakia
15 July 1997

Research & Advocacy: Police raid in Rudňany, central Slovakia
10 September 1998

Research & Advocacy: Flood destroys Romani settlement in Jarovnice, Slovakia
10 September 1998

Research & Advocacy: Attacks on Roma in Slovakia
10 September 1998

News & Events: ERRC calls for investigation of police assault on Roma settlement in Slovakia
2 November 1998

News & Events: Strasbourg application charges Slovak towns with racial discrimination against Roma
12 March 1999

Research & Advocacy: Activation Policy in Slovakia: Another Failing Experiment?
31 March 2006

News & Events: United Nations CERD Finds Slovak Anti-Romani Municipal Ordinances Violate International Law
27 September 2000

News & Events: ERRC Letter to Slovak Prime Minister
28 February 2000

News & Events: Harassment of Roma Rights Activists in Slovakia
30 November 2001

News & Events: Slovakia under review by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
12 November 2002

News & Events: ERRC Welcomes UN Human Rights Committee Findings on Slovakia
8 August 2003

News & Events: UN Body's Review Provides Opportunity to Highlight Human Rights Emergency Facing Roma in Slovakia
17 July 2003

Research & Advocacy: Joint Statement of the ERRC, the IHF and the Slovak Helsinki Committee on the Issue of Coercive Sterilizations of Romani Women
10 April 2003

News & Events: European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) Letter to Slovak Prime Minister: Fundamentally Flawed Investigation into Coercive Sterilizations of Romani Women
11 December 2003

News & Events: Joint Statement on the Illegal Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia
22 July 2003

News & Events: Urgent Measures Needed to Address Deep-Seated Racism Issues in Slovakia
26 February 2004

News & Events: ERRC Letter to Slovak Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda Concerning Events in Zahorska Ves
13 February 2004

Research & Advocacy: Slovak officials criticise ERRC report
2 April 1998

Research & Advocacy: Mr Emil Conka, 37-year-old Romani man from Czechoslovakia
7 July 1999

Research & Advocacy: Abuse of Roma by officials in Slovakia
3 April 1999

Research & Advocacy: Strasbourg application charges Slovak towns with racial discrimination against Roma
3 April 1999

Research & Advocacy: Municipal authorities block settlement of Roma in Slovakia
3 April 1999

Research & Advocacy: More attacks by skinheads in Slovakia
12 April 2000

Research & Advocacy: Slovak authorities annul election on racist grounds
12 April 2000

Research & Advocacy: Police abuse in Slovakia
12 April 2000

Research & Advocacy: Justice and empowerment
10 April 2001

Research & Advocacy: Judge Refuses to Hear Evidence in Housing Discrimination Case After Entry into Force of Slovak Anti-Discrimination Law
16 December 2004

Research & Advocacy: Romani parliament meets in Slovakia
10 April 2001

Research & Advocacy: Fight over housing Roma heats up between Slovak government and racist municipal authorities
10 April 2001

Research & Advocacy: Eviction Fever in Slovakia
16 December 2004

Research & Advocacy: Racist Mayor Strikes At Slovak Romani Family Again
16 December 2004

Research & Advocacy: Discrimination in the Slovak Judicial System
7 May 2002

Research & Advocacy: Landmark Decision by Strasbourg Court in Expulsion Case
7 May 2002

Research & Advocacy: Slovak towns repeal anti-Romani ordinances
15 July 1999

Research & Advocacy: A drunk racist attacks Romani children in school in Slovakia
15 July 1999

Research & Advocacy: Slovak court decides racially motivated crime by Slovaks against Roma impossible 
15 July 1999

Research & Advocacy: International Concerns about Forced Sterilisations of Romani Women Prompt Amendments to the Slovak Health Care Act
15 December 2004

Research & Advocacy: Košice workshop on human rights litigation
11 July 2000

Research & Advocacy: Easter-time attacks on Roma in Slovakia
11 July 2000

Research & Advocacy: Binding States by Law to Roma Inclusion
11 March 2005

News & Events: Slovakia must investigate crimes against Roma
2 July 2012

Research & Advocacy: Romani Journalist Charged for Accusing Slovak Officer of Racism
10 July 2002

Research & Advocacy: Police Brutality in Slovakia
10 July 2002

Research & Advocacy: Romani man shot in police custody in Slovakia
5 September 1999

Research & Advocacy: UN and Council of Europe express concern about Roma Rights in Slovakia
3 October 2000

Research & Advocacy: More disturbing events in Slovak police custody
3 October 2000

Research & Advocacy: Romani woman in Slovakia dies after beating
3 October 2000

Research & Advocacy: Roma Prohibited from Registering Residences in Slovakia
29 October 2003

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Local Council Cancels Romani Housing Project
29 October 2003

Human Rights Education: Housing Rights Manual for Roma Rights Activists in Slovakia
12 August 2004

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Soldiers Fined for Racist Statements
29 October 2003

Research & Advocacy: Segregated Education for Romani Children in Slovakia
29 October 2003

Research & Advocacy: Hate speech: new European perspective
7 December 1999

Research & Advocacy: Under pressure by western governments, Slovak government publishes package of Roma measures
7 December 1999

Research & Advocacy: Undiagnosed: The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Roma Health
15 December 2004

Research & Advocacy: More police abuse of Roma in Slovakia; Slovak courts don't mind
5 December 2000

Research & Advocacy: Legal action in Slovak police killing
7 November 2001

Research & Advocacy: Lawsuit filed in Slovak defamation case
7 November 2001

Research & Advocacy: Slovakia creates a pure Romani ghetto
7 November 2001

News & Events: Roma Rights Advocates Win Compensation for Mother of Skinhead Victim
7 February 2005

Research & Advocacy: Report on the Field Research into the Housing Situation of Roma in the Village of Svinia, Slovakia
7 February 2004

Research & Advocacy: Developments Related to the Coercive Sterilisation of Romani Women in Slovakia, Including Government Failure to Provide Redress to Victims
7 February 2004

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Communications Provider Incites Hatred of Roma
7 February 2004

Research & Advocacy: Roma Forcibly Evicted in Slovakia
7 February 2004

Research & Advocacy: Controversial Proposal Regarding Romani Education by the EU Commission's Ambassador to Slovakia
29 July 2004

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Parliament Adopts Anti-Discrimination Law
29 July 2004

Research & Advocacy: ERRC Human Rights Workshops: An Emerging Local Debate About School Desegregation of Roma
27 May 2004

Research & Advocacy: Family Allowance Cut in Slovakia Following Racist Statements Towards Roma
10 May 2003

Research & Advocacy: Housing rights project work in Slovakia
15 July 2004

Research & Advocacy: Rom Burned to Death in Slovakia
12 October 1996

Research & Advocacy: Slovak investigators decide that two killings of Roma not racially motivated
7 November 1997

Research & Advocacy: Two settlement bans and a fire in northeast Slovakia
7 November 1997

Research & Advocacy: Skinhead attacks and murder in Slovakia
7 November 1997

Research & Advocacy: Election fever in Slovakia
5 January 1999

Research & Advocacy: The aftermath of the summer floods in Jarovnice, Slovakia
5 January 1999

Research & Advocacy: Letter to the Minister of the Interior and the General Prosecutor of Slovakia
5 January 1999

Research & Advocacy: Anti-Romani Action in Slovakia
7 July 2004

Research & Advocacy: Punishing Anti-Romani Crimes in Slovakia
7 November 2002

News & Events: Slovakia Before UN Body in Hearing on Racial Discrimination
9 August 2004

Research & Advocacy: Police Violence against Roma in Slovakia
7 November 2002

Research & Advocacy: Costs and Effects of the Step By Step Roma Special Schools Initiative
7 November 2002

Research & Advocacy: Violence by Non-State Parties Against Roma in Slovakia
7 November 2002

Strategic Litigation: Lacko and Others v. Slovakia - Freedom of Movement
4 June 2004

News & Events: ERRC Concerns: Coercive Sterilisation of Romani Women in Slovakia
30 January 2003

Research & Advocacy: Slovak officials kill another Rom
15 August 2001

Research & Advocacy: UN Committee Against Torture reviews Slovakia and the Czech Republic
15 August 2001

Research & Advocacy: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Reviews Slovakia
16 December 2004

Research & Advocacy: Slovakia moves to prevent Roma from leaving
15 August 2001

Research & Advocacy: "I Came to the United States"
10 April 1997

Research & Advocacy: Activities - November 1996-March 1997
10 April 1997

Research & Advocacy: Legal developments in the trial of the killers of Mario Goral: A case reportby the ERRC
15 May 1998

Research & Advocacy: The ERRC in Košice, Slovakia
15 May 1998

Research & Advocacy: Attacks on and ghettoisation of Roma in Slovakia
15 May 1998

Research & Advocacy: Housing Rights Litigation
28 May 2004

Research & Advocacy: Roma Housing Rights in Slovakia
28 May 2004

Research & Advocacy: Extreme Rights Deprivation among Roma in Slovakia Leads to Unrest
28 May 2004

Research & Advocacy: Mayor Expels Roma from a Village in Slovakia in the Aftermath of Violent Racist Attacks
28 May 2004

Research & Advocacy: Racist Slovak Official Threatens Activist Working on Romani Issues
28 May 2004

Research & Advocacy: European Commission against Racism and Intolerance Issues Report on Slovakia
28 May 2004

Research & Advocacy: ERRC Written Comments Concerning Slovakia to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
3 August 2004

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Minister of Justice Challenges Special Measures in Constitutional Court
11 March 2005

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Municipal Authorities Propose Referendum to End Housing Project for Roma
11 March 2005

News & Events: Landmark Housing Rights Victory for Roma in Slovakia - United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination finds Slovakia in Violation of International Law for Failing to Remedy Racial Exclusion of Roma; ERRC Urges Break with Policies of Extreme Segregation
22 March 2005

Research & Advocacy: Slovakia Found in Violation of International Law for Failing to Remedy Racial Exclusion of Roma
22 July 2005

Research & Advocacy: Justice for Romani Victims of Racially Motivated Crimes in Slovakia
22 July 2005

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Bus Driver Convicted of Defamation of Roma
22 July 2005

News & Events: Slovak Officials Release False and Misleading Information Concerning Coercive Sterilisation
4 October 2005

Research & Advocacy: 40 Roma Homeless Following Evictions in Slovakia
1 February 2006

Research & Advocacy: Helsinki Commission Statement Against Sterilisation without Consent
3 April 2006

Research & Advocacy: Winter without Heating or Hot Water for Roma in Lunik IX
3 April 2006

News & Events: Non-Exhaustive List of Anti-Romani and Other Harmful Statements by Members of the Parties of the Slovak Governing Coalition
6 July 2006

News & Events: New Slovak Government Includes Extreme Right Party
6 July 2006

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Towns in Dispute Over Where to House Roma
13 November 2006

News & Events: Forced Evictions in Slovakia - 2006
23 January 2007

Research & Advocacy: Report Highlights Factors Behind Forced Eviction of Roma
19 June 2007

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Constitutional Court Finds Government Investigation on Forced Sterilisations Inadequate
19 June 2007

News & Events: Rise in Forced Evictions in Slovakia Alarming
21 September 2007

Research & Advocacy: Slovak Romani Ghetto to Become Economically Segregated
20 November 2007

News & Events: Slovak Parliamentary Commission Recommends Overhaul of State Housing Rights Strategy
27 February 2008

News & Events: Human Rights Groups Urge Thorough Follow-up of Recent Incident of Police Violence and Abuse of Romani Boys in Slovakia
21 April 2009

News & Events: Slovak Republic Targets Roma Homes as ‘Waste’
20 December 2012

News & Events: ERRC Opposes Ethnic Boarding Schools in Slovakia
10 March 2010

Resource Centre: Basic Facts on Roma - Slovakia
28 August 2010

Research & Advocacy: Time of the Skinheads: Denial and Exclusion of Roma in Slovakia
2 January 1997

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN CERD on Slovakia (July 2004)
30 July 2004

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN HRC on Slovakia (July 2003)
11 July 2003

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN CESCR on Slovakia (November 2002)
11 November 2002

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to the European Commission on the Joint Inclusion Memorandum of Slovakia (January 2004)
26 January 2004

News & Events: Rights Groups Urge Slovak Authorities to Resolve Roma Housing Situation
15 December 2010

News & Events: Court Slams Slovakia for Death of Romani Man in Police Custody
20 December 2010

Research & Advocacy: Stigmy: Segregovaná výučba Rómov v školách strednej a východnej Európy
2 May 2004

Human Rights Education: Obhajoba Práv Rómov Na Bývanie Na Slovensku
12 August 2004

Research & Advocacy: Čas skinheadov: Popieranie práv a vyčleňovanie Rómov na Slovensku
2 January 1997

Human Rights Education: Marek Balaz
12 November 2013

Research & Advocacy: Podanie ERRC na OSN CERD vo vzťahu k Slovensku (júl 2004)
30 July 2004

News & Events: ERRC and Slovak Civil Society Call for End to Anti-Roma Election Materials in Slovakia
15 February 2012

News & Events: European Court of Human Rights Rules Against Slovakia for Failure to Properly Investigate Violence Against Roma
12 June 2012

News & Events: Slovakia and Ukraine Must Investigate Attacks against Roma
25 June 2012

News & Events: Rights Groups Raise Concerns over Roma Eviction Threats in Slovakia
21 September 2012

Human Rights Education: Jan Balaz
3 September 2012

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN CERD on Slovakia (January 2013)
29 January 2013

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to the European Commission on Slovakia (April 2013)
8 April 2013

News & Events: One Year on From Roma Deaths, ERRC Highlights Low Sentence for Mass Murderer in Slovakia
17 June 2013

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN HRC on Slovakia (June 2013)
25 June 2013

News & Events: Slovak Authorities Must Investigate the Police Action in Romani Settlement Moldava nad Bodvou
24 June 2013

Research & Advocacy: Slovakia: Country Profile 2011-2012
17 July 2013

News & Events: Slovak Municipality Treated Roma Settlement as Communal Waste - Rights Defender Condemns Evictions
31 July 2013

News & Events: ERRC Calls for an End to Walls that Divide Us All
22 August 2013

News & Events: Slovakia: State Authorities Turn a Blind Eye to Police Abuse of Roma
6 September 2013

Strategic Litigation: Koky and Others v Slovakia
2 October 2013

News & Events: Slovak Investigation Bodies Disciplined After Mentally Disabled Romani Man ‘Forgotten’ in Custody
14 October 2013

News & Events: Slovakia Police Misconduct Case – Charges Against Victims Dropped
10 January 2014

News & Events: Commission Takes Tougher Stance on Member States Discriminating Roma
29 April 2015

News & Events: Slovakia: Racist stereotyping should not determine education policy - International NGOs criticize Slovak Government
9 June 2015

Research & Advocacy: Joint submission to UN CRC on Slovakia (July 2015)
1 July 2015

Research & Advocacy: Joint submission to UN CEDAW on Slovakia (October 2015)
2 October 2015

News & Events: UN: Slovak Politicians Must not Tolerate Police Violence Against Roma
7 September 2015

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN Comitee Against Torture on Slovakia (July 2015)
13 July 2015

Research & Advocacy: Letter to UN Comitee against Torture (July 2015)
13 July 2015

Strategic Litigation: Domestic Cases: Slovakia
10 August 2015

News & Events: The UN CEDAW calls on the Slovak government to comply with its human rights obligations in the field of women´s rights
16 December 2015

News & Events: After death of five small children, international organisation calls Slovak authorities to take immediate action
26 January 2016

News & Events: Terminating the criminal proceedings related to police violence against Roma is illegal – The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Centre for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa) protest
8 February 2016

Research & Advocacy: Joint submission to UN CRC on Slovakia (April 2016)
18 April 2016

News & Events: UN CRC calls on the Slovak government to comply with its human rights obligations on children’s rights
27 June 2016

News & Events: Slovakia: Unlawful ethnic segregation in schools is failing Romani children
1 March 2017

Research & Advocacy: Lekcia z Diskriminácie Segregácia: Rómskych Detí v Základnom Vzdelávaní v Slovenskej Republike
3 March 2017

Research & Advocacy: A Lesson in Discrimination: Segregation of Romani Children in Primary Education
3 March 2017

News & Events: ERRC Sues Slovak Ministry of Interior Over Discriminatory Policing
17 January 2018

Strategic Litigation: Lakatošová and Lakatoš v Slovakia (pending)
2 May 2017

News & Events: Police Attack Roma Community in Slovakia: Children and Elderly Injured
24 May 2017

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN CAT on Slovakia (October 2017)
9 October 2017

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN CERD on Slovakia (November 2017)
10 November 2017

Research & Advocacy: ERRC submission to UN CESCR on Slovakia (January 2018)
24 January 2018

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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