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Amith Gupta

6 July 2015

Amith Gupta was born 14 April 1989 in the United States. He is a law student at the New York University School of Law, where he is an International Institute of Law and Justice scholar. He holds a B.A. from Bard College in New York, where he studied Political Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. Amith has worked extensively in the United States, Egypt and Lebanon as an activist, a student organizer, and a volunteer on matters pertaining to the rights of refugees, armed conflict, and colonialism. His writings have been occasionally published in Middle East Monitor and the Arab Studies Institute's Jadaliyya.

Amith is working as an intern in the legal department of the ERRC as per a fellowship from New York University School of Law's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. His work focuses on research pertaining to the use of force and strategic litigation with regards to discriminatory uses of force, arrest, and harassment against Roma. He plans to pursue a career in international litigation after finishing law school. 

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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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