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 Seeks Legal Trainee

24 June 2015

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks a legal trainee familiar with the legal system of one of the non-EU Member States in which the ERRC is active (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine) to assist in litigating Roma rights, ethnic/race discrimination and related cases in domestic, European and international tribunals. 

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Dimitrova and others v. Bulgaria

23 June 2015

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This case concerns attempts by the municipality of Varna, in Bulgaria, to evict three Romani families from their homes. Living in dilapidated houses owned by the municipality, the families had petitioned for adequate housing for over fifteen years to no avail. 

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Joint submission to UN CRC on Slovakia (July 2015)

1 July 2015

Written comments by the ERRC and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia for consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the 72nd pre-session working group 5-9 October 2015. 

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