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Rights Groups Urge Council of Europe Action on Coerced Sterilisation Matters

19 February 2009

Today, a coalition of human rights organizations sent a letter to the Council of Europe to voice its concern about the coerced sterilization of Romani women in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The letter, addressed to the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg, was endorsed by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Peacework Development Fund, Life Together, League of Human Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights and the Group of Women Harmed by Sterilisation.

The full text of the letter is available here.


 

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Joint submission to UN CRC on Slovakia (April 2016)

18 April 2016

Written comments by the European Roma Rights Centre and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia for consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the 72nd Session (17 May 2016 – 03 June 2016)

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ERRC Seeks Lawyer or Legal Trainee

3 May 2016

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applicants for the position of lawyer or legal trainee (depending on the selected candidate’s level of experience). This position is for a career activist with legal skills (as opposed to a career lawyer interested in activism). The lawyer or legal trainee will play a crucial role in the ERRC’s cutting-edge work of bringing innovative, strategic legal cases to further the cause of Roma emancipation. 

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Combating Hate Crime and Hate Speech in France and Italy

4 February 2016

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For years, the ERRC has been documenting hate crime and hate speech in various countries. With support from the Open Society Initiative for Europe, the ERRC is carrying out a project designed to expose the extent of anti-Roma hate crime and hate speech in France and Italy and improve the authorities' response to these problems. The purpose of this project is to introduce a new methodology for this work and apply it in these two Western European countries, where the extent of anti-Roma hate speech and hate crime is largely recognised, but poorly documented or addressed. 

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