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Roma Rights 1, 2005: Positive action to ensure equality

11 March 2005

The principles of equality and non-discrimination are fundamental to human rights. They are enshrined in international human rights law and in many domestic constitutions. Recognising that formal equality or treating everyone the same is not conducive to the elimination of barriers facing certain groups, a number of t ...

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Roma Rights 3-4, 2004: Health Care

15 December 2004

The ERRC announces publication of issue 3 and 4/2004 of the quarterly Roma Rights. Roma Rights 3 and 4/2004 addresses the theme of health care.

Roma are subjected to medical treatment of inferior quality as a result of racial discrimination. Barriers of Roma to health care are exhibited in the systemic disadvantages facing Roma in access to health. Certain gene ...

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Roma Rights 2, 2004: Ethnic Statistics

29 July 2004

Roma Rights 2/2004 takes as its theme "Ethnic Statistics". In 2004, the complaint that there are no reliable statistics on Roma has become trivial. So has the call on governments to collect them. Criticism and recommendations regarding this issue are coming from all quarters, including governments of countries with significant Romani populations. Over the last six-seve ...

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Roma Rights 1, 2004: What is Roma Rights?

27 May 2004

Issue 1/2004 of the ERRC Quarterly Roma Rights is called "What is Roma Rights?". The issue includes a number of articles involved in Roma rights work addressing the at times contentious questions surrounding the concepts at the core of ERRC action, and those of activists for the fundamental rights of Roma generally. W ...

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Roma Rights 4, 2003: Political Rights

7 February 2004

Roma Rights 4, 2003 takes as its theme "Political Rights". Roma in Europe do not exercise political rights on an equal basis with other citizens. Roma are under-represented in political life and otherwise frequently excluded from participation in public affairs. The exclusion of Roma from public life is a factor which aggravates the belated and generally problematic pr ...

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Roma Rights 3, 2003: Personal Documents and Access to Fundamental Rights

29 October 2003

Roma Rights 3/2003 takes as its theme "Personal Documents and Access to Fundamental Rights". Research shows that numerous Roma around Europe - and particularly in countries emerging from the dissolution of large federations such as the former Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia remain disproportionately af ...

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Roma Rights 1-2, 2003: Anti-Discrimination Law

10 May 2003

Roma Rights 1 and 2/2003 addresses issues pertaining to anti-discrimination law in Europe. The ban on discrimination is anchored in both international Covenants, as well as in a number of other international legal instruments. European legal norms banning discrimination are currently in a period of dramatic expansion, ...

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Roma Rights 3-4, 2002: Segregation and Desegregation

7 November 2002

Roma Rights 3-4/2002 addresses issues pertaining to segregation and desegregation of Roma in Europe.

Dimitrina Petrova, Executive Director of the ERRC, expressed the ERRC's position in the edition's editorial: "We see segregation as an obstacle to accessing rights and we fight to remove it. ...School dese ...

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Roma Rights 2, 2002: Fortress Europe

10 July 2002

The ERRC’s first publication ever addressed the theme of “Fortress Europe” – restrictive laws, policies and practices in Europe aimed at or resulting in the exclusion of non-citizens. Divide and Deport: Roma and Sinti in Austria, published in September 1996, examined Roma rights issues generally in Austria, but was particularly preoccupied with Roma who had arr ...

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Roma Rights 1, 2002: Extreme Poverty

7 May 2002

When in 1996 the ERRC first began work, among our first observations about the interaction of Roma and the wider society was the following: most governments in Europe – where they addressed issues facing Roma at all – treated the Romani issue as a “social issue”. Our early research efforts told us that this ap ...

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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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