News Roundup: Snapshots from Around Europe

13 November 2006

Albania
Threats to Roma Housing Rights in Albania

Belarus
Roma Rights Defender Attacked in Belarus

Bulgaria
Romani Communities Under Threat of Forced Eviction in Bulgaria 
Another Romani Man Shot and Killed in Bulgaria 
Roma Community Protests Treatment of a Hitand- Run Case Involving a Romani Youth 
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Report on Bulgaria

Croatia
Racially Motivated Attack against Croatian Roma 
Croatian Café Refuses to Serve Roma 
Roma Refused Access to Pensions in Croatia

Czech Republic
CEDAW Committee Reviews Czech Republic 
Neo-Nazis Attack Roma in Czech Republic 
Czech Roma Unable to Return to Reconstructed Homes 
Police Officer Beats Czech Human Rights Official During Demonstration

European Union
EU Sends Formal Notice to 11 Member States Regarding Non-Compliance with the Race Equality Directive

France
Gendarmes Conduct Illegal Raid in Romani Community in France 
French Romani Representatives Lobby the Pope for Better Co-operation with French Church-Based Organisations

Germany
Germany Forcibly Expels Suicidal Romani Woman to Serbia and Montenegro 
German Holocaust Memorial to Pay Tribute to Roma and Sinti

Greece
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Report on Greece

Hungary
CEDAW Finds Hungary Violated Convention in Sterilisation Case 
Neighbours Petition to Prevent Roma from Purchasing a Nearby House in Hungary

Italy
European Committee of Social Rights finds Italy in Violation of the Revised European Social Charter

Kosovo
17 Refugee Families Receive New Flats

Latvia
Latvian Court Finds Employment Discrimination in Case Brought by Romani Woman

Macedonia
Macedonian Police Abuse Young Romani Man; Romani Youth Found Dead After Being Chased by Police 
Romani Pupils Segregated in Roma-Only Class in Macedonia 
Macedonian Employer Allegedly Discriminates against Romani Individuals 
Roma and Persons Perceived to be Romani Denied Access to Public Places in Macedonia

Romania
New Developments in Hadareni Pogrom Case 
Romanian Police Attack Roma 
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Report on Romania

Russia
Hundreds of Roma Rendered Homeless in Russia's Kaliningrad Region 
Racist Attacks on Roma in Russia Cause Death and Severe Injury 
Action against Hate Speech in Russia

Serbia & Montenegro
Bus Driver Physically Assaults Romani Boys in Serbia and Montenegro

Slovakia
Slovak Towns in Dispute Over Where to House Roma

Slovenia
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Report on Slovenia

Spain
Eleven-Year-Old Romani Girl Attacked at School in Spain

Turkey
Racist Pogrom in Turkey 
Romani Residents Attacked in Istanbul's Dolapdere Neighbourhood 
Turkish Authorities Destroy Romani Neighbourhoods for Urban Development

Ukraine
Police Ill-treatment of Romani Suspect

United Kingdom
Dale Farm, the Largest Traveller Settlement in Britain, Under Threat

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