Violent, Unfair, Unlawful and Shameful: France Evicted Close to 3 Romani Settlements per Week in 2014

Budapest, Paris, 3 February 2015: Throughout 2014, France continued evicting Roma.  Those affected are EU citizens who have made use of their ...

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Joint Press Release on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Budapest, 27 January 2015: On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, civil society organisations working on anti-racism and anti-discrimination issues1 are joining forces to raise awareness about this dark period of history and commemorate the victims of the genocide perpetrated by the Nazi regime agai ...

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Segregation: A Presidential Policy in Prague?

School segregation does not lead to equality or happiness; promoting it is divisive. It damages the educational prospects of children and contradicts the letter and spirit of binding domestic and international laws.

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Coastei Street Evicted Roma – 4 Years Fighting for Justice, but Not Giving Up

Today marks the anniversary of the eviction of over 300 Roma from Coastei street, in the heart of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This video shows an event this week which commemorated the eviction. Here are the voices of some of those who were evicted and those organising the fight for justice.

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Roma Rights 1 2014: Going Nowhere? Western Balkan Roma and EU Visa Liberalisation

1 October 2014

This issue of Roma Rights draws attention to Roma from the Western Balkans and EU visa liberalisation. Migration of Roma from the Western Balkans has attracted significant attention, which at times amounts to hysteria. It has had an impact on migration policy both in countries of origin and target countries for migration. Romani migration has also become a common topic in public discourse, often framed in negatively by media and by public figures. The articles in this issue assess the motivations for Romani migration, the impact of migration policies on Roma, and the experience of Romani migrants. 

Roma Rights 1 2014: Going Nowhere? (PDF)

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Destroying Progress/Progressing Destruction: EU Romani Women and Children in France

16 September 2014

This report specifically addresses the situation of EU Romani citizens from Romania living in informal settlements in France and does not deal with the particular human rights concerns of Roma from other EU and non-EU countries or French Roma, Sinti, Gens du Voyage, Manouche, etc. 

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ERRC Challenging Evictions in Romania

9 April 2014

In December 2010 76 Romani families were evicted from their homes on Coastei street in the city of Cluj-Napoca, in North Western Romania.

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