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Zoe Billington

12 November 2013

Zoë Billington was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. She is currently finishing her studies of anthropology at Princeton University. Prior to her internship at ERRC she studied Italian at the University of Macerata through a Princeton program and then worked at a non-profit organization  in Los Angeles.

When looking for an NGO to intern in the summer of 2013 she was drawn to the ERRC as both an anthropology major and a prospective law school student. During her time as an intern at the ERRC, she simultaneously collected research for her senior thesis, which will focus on the Roma in Europe and the institutions that advocate for them. With this project she hopes to contribute to the anthropological literature about NGOs and humanitarianism, a topic in the field that is growing significantly right now.

At Princeton she is involved in Students for Prison Education and Reform, a group that advocates for smarter incarceration policies and positive social change in the American prison system. After law school, Zoe hopes to work in the public service sector.

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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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