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News Roundup: Snapshots from Around Europe

3 April 2006

IOM and UN Special Rapporteur Concerned over Trafficking in Albania 
Roma Left Out of Media Coverage Surrounding Albanian Elections

Anti-Romani Hate Speech on National Television

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Renewed Calls for Reform of Discriminatory Electoral System

European Court of Human Rights Finds Bulgaria Liable for Police Abuse of Roma on Two Separate Occasions 
Court Awards Romani Victim Full Compensation for Discrimination by Employer 
Bulgarian Court Finds the National Prosecutor's Office Discriminated Against Roma

Racist Hate Speech in Reaction to Roma Winning Big Brother Croatia TV Contest

Czech Republic
Three Youths Imprisoned for Attacking Romani Couple 
Romani Family Assaulted in Their Home by Drunken Man with an Axe 
European Court Fails to Find Romani Children Victims of Discrimination in Education 
European Court of Human Rights Finds that Czech Government Violated Right to Fair Trial

French National Assembly Proposes Property Tax for Travellers 
European Roma Rights Centre Releases France Country Report

German Police Officer Disciplined for Publishing Hate Propaganda

UN Special Rapporteur Urges Greece to Protect the Rights of Minors 
ERRC and IHF Urge Greek Education Minister to End Roma School Segregation

ERRC Hosts Consultation with UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing 
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerned about the Situation of Romani Children in Hungary

Farmer in County Mayo Receives Reduced Sentence of Manslaughter after Killing Traveller

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Reports on the Situation of Roma

European Court of Human Rights Has No Jurisdiction in Kosovo Lead Poisoning Case

Private Lawsuit Filed after Public Prosecutor Ended Investigation into Police Brutality in Kicevo 
Romani Boy Beaten After School in Tetovo  
UN Women's Rights Committee Highlights Romani Women's Issues in Macedonia

ERRC Presses for Reform of Romanian National Council for Combating Discrimination 
Romanian Equality Watchdog Rules Anti- Romani Speech by Romanian Politician is Discriminatory 
Romani Victims of Police Abuse Bring Lawsuit at European Court of Human Rights

Arson Attack Resulting in Death of a Child in Russia 
Kaliningrad Governor Urged to Stop Inhuman Treatment of Romani Families

Serbia and Montenegro
United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination first finding against Serbia and Montenegro 
UN Torture Committee Instructs Government to Investigate Police Abuse of Roma

Helsinki Commission Statement Against Sterilisation without Consent 
Winter without Heating or Hot Water for Roma in Lunik IX

Police Raid Romani Community

United Kingdom
Travellers in West Sussex seek Permanent Home in Action Taken to the High Court

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No Arrests After Romani Man Beaten to Death in Czech Republic

21 October 2016

Budapest, 21 October 2016: The ERRC has learned that no suspects have been detained, nor have the police pressed charges after a Romani man was killed in a pizzeria in Žatec on 18th October.

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Roma Denied Electricity in Serbia: Discriminatory Collective Punishment for Roma Paying Through Collective Meter

14 October 2016

Budapest, 14 October 2016: The electricity supply to a majority Romani settlement in Serbia has been cut without notice, and with winter fast approaching. So far there have been no signs of the power returning to the hundred family homes in Crvena Zvezda any time soon.


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European Court’s decision in Roma eviction case a missed opportunity concerning an urgent issue, rights organizations say

11 October 2016

Budapest, London, 11 October 2016: Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) express disappointment with today’s decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Bagdonavicius and Others v Russia, concerning the eviction of six Roma families living in Russia. 


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