Human Rights Education

ERRC Human Rights Education (HRE) activities aim first and foremost to empower Romani activists. Other target groups include Romani university students of law and public administration and targeted groups within wider society including such as lawyers, judges, police officers, teachers, NGO activists, and members of public administration.

Through its HRE programme, the ERRC aims to raise human rights awareness among the Romani community and to empower Romani individuals to fight for equality through the acquisition of knowledge, understanding and experience in human rights and international law human rights law instruments.

HRE activities include: 1. Dedicated internships for Romani activists; 2. Training workshops for Roma and non-Roma; and 3. Producing stand-alone training materials which are made publicly available.

Slovakia: Unlawful ethnic segregation in schools is failing Romani children

1 March 2017

Romani children in Slovakia are being failed by a discriminatory primary school system which continues to segregate them and seriously hinder their education, condemning them to lives of poverty and exclusion, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) said in a new report published today.

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Serbia (February 2017)

14 February 2017

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Serbia to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017).

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ERRC interviews Özcan Purçu, Romani MP in Turkey

10 February 2017

In November 2016, the ERRC visited Ankara to participate in a meeting on the drafting of a new Turkish National Roma Integration Strategy document. While we were there we met with Özcan Purçu, Turkey’s only Romani MP, to discuss issues facing Roma in Turkey and his own experiences growing up there.

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