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9 June 2008

This special section of the ERRC's website contains relevant information and links related to the anti-Romani crisis that has been growing in Italy since May 2007, culminating in anti-Romani pogroms in Naples and Milan in May 2008. This page includes links to actions undertaken by the ERRC in response to the developments in Italy, links to actions by other organisations active on these issues, as well as links to relevant articles published by Italian and international media.

For further information on the ERRC's position on developments in Italy, please contact:

Tara Bedard, ERRC Programmes Coordinator, tara.bedard@errc.org (English)

NEW REPORT in English, Italian and Romanian: Security a la Italiana: Fingerprinting, Extreme Violence and Harassment of Roma in Italy.

ERRC Actions:

Actions by other organisations:

Relevant media articles:

The ERRC is not responsible for the content of information published by other organisations or media houses and provides these links here as a reference only.

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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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