Ten Pictures That Tell Us Human Stories of the Forgotten Holocaust

 Remember #RomaHolocaust campaign goes viral

“The world has learned nothing from the Holocaust” - says Sinto Holocaust Survivor Zoni Weisz, whose entire family was murdered by the Nazis. He often calls the Roma Holocaust a forgotten Holocaust because most people have never heard about it.

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Historic criminal conviction for a violent assault to a Roma camp in Italy

Turin, Budapest 17 July 2015: Our NGOs welcome the recent court decision in the “La Continassa” case. While racist motives are often ignored in cases of violence against Roma, in this case an Italian court handled the matter properly. This conviction by the Turin Criminal Court, finding people guilty of a violent assault on a Roma camp, is ver ...

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150 Roma Evicted Weekly By French Authorities

Paris, 10th July 2015: During the first half of 2015, 3947 Roma were forcibly evicted from their homes in 37 different places in France.  Another 110 had to leave two settlements because of fire.  That comes out to 150 people evicted by the authorities every week.  The Ligue des Droits de l’Homme and the European Roma Rights Centre con ...

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Roma Rights 1 2015: In Search of a Contemporary Roma Identity: In Memoriam - Nicolae Gheorghe

This issue of Roma Rights is a special issue dedicated to the life and work of Nicolae Gheorghe, and was produced under the auspices of guest editor Nicoleta Bitu.

As his colleague and friend Dezideriu Gergely outlines in the introduction, Nicolae Gheorghe was an outstanding driving force in the Roma movement. Among his many achievements he founded Romani CRISS ...

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ERRC submission to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (July 2015)

14 July 2015

Written comments of the European Roma Rights Centre, Mental Disability Advocacy Centre and Platfor for Social Housing, concerning the Czech Republic for consideration by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, at its 87th Session (3-28 August 2015)

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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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