Attila Varga a Young Romani Activist Giving a Speech in Front of the Court Against School Segregation in Nyíregyháza

Attila Varga a Young Romani Activist Giving a Speech in Front of the Court Against School Segregation in Nyíregyháza

“Segregation can by no means be regarded as catching-up, nor it is a pedagogy of love,” said Attila Varga a young Romani activist for the Chance for Children Foundation (CFCF) when giving a speech in front of the Court of Appeals in November 2014 to stand up against school segregation at Nyíregyháza, a town in the Eastern part of Hungary.

In November 2014, the Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the first instance court and ruled against the segregating school. In its judgment, the Court of Appeals stated that it is illegal to educate Romani children separately even with the justification of the school being a church school, and ordered that new classes cannot be launched in the school anymore. The Hungarian courts thus took a firm stance against ethnic segregation of children. Unfortunately the ministry did not follow suit. 

You can read the text of the testimony of here

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