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International Advocacy Submissions to other Committees of the European Union

19 July 2005

Submission to the European Commission Concerning Implementation of the Race Equality Directive in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia

Budapest, Brussels, 19 July 2005.

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the official publication of the EU Race Directive, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) submitted detailed comments on measures in five European countries to date to implement the principle of equal treatment, irrespective of racial or ethnic origin. The comments are timed to coincide with deadlines for EU Member States to provide the European Union with comprehensive information on efforts undertaken to date to secure equal treatment for persons facing the very serious harm of racial discrimination. The ERRC submission to the Union institutions focuses in particular on the ability of individuals to realize the promise of equality embodied in the Directive. The document discusses in detail a number of issues arising in the five countries at issue, related to failures of justice where racial discrimination – and in particular where racial discrimination against Roma -- is concerned. The full text of the ERRC submission to the European Commission is available at:  View it (Microsoft Word doc format)!.

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Slovakia: Unlawful ethnic segregation in schools is failing Romani children

1 March 2017

Romani children in Slovakia are being failed by a discriminatory primary school system which continues to segregate them and seriously hinder their education, condemning them to lives of poverty and exclusion, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) said in a new report published today.

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Serbia (February 2017)

14 February 2017

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Serbia to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017).

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ERRC interviews Özcan Purçu, Romani MP in Turkey

10 February 2017

In November 2016, the ERRC visited Ankara to participate in a meeting on the drafting of a new Turkish National Roma Integration Strategy document. While we were there we met with Özcan Purçu, Turkey’s only Romani MP, to discuss issues facing Roma in Turkey and his own experiences growing up there.

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