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.

ERRC submission to UN CEDAW on the Czech Republic (January 2016)

22 January 2016

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning the Czech Republic to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the 63th session (23 February 2016). 

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School Segregation of Roma and Egyptian Communities in Albania

24 November 2015

This video talks about segregation of Roma and Egyptian children in one school in Albania. The "Naim Frasheri" school, covering nine grades, is in outskirts of city of Korca. It is known as "Roma and Egyptian" school because all children of this school come from families from these two communities. The school has a total of 283 Roma and Egyptian children. The video shows as well what important role can play institutions such as Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and People' Advocate (Ombudsman) in fighting school segregation. The decision of Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and Recommendations of People' Advocate create an working platform not only for Ministry of Education and its depending institutions, but as well for all actors working in this field.

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Joint submission to UN CEDAW on Slovakia (October 2015)

2 October 2015

Written comments by the European Roma Rights Centre and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the 62nd Session (26 October - 20 November 2015).  

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