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 ...

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Municipality of Rome condemned for La Barbuta Camp: for the first time in Europe an official Roma-only settlement ruled discriminatory

Rome, 10 June 2015: On 30 May 2015, the Civil Court of Rome decided at first instance against the municipality of Rome, ruling for the first time in Europe that "nomadic camps" are a form of segregation and discrimination based on ethnic grounds, breaching Italian and European law. 

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Slovakia: Racist stereotyping should not determine education policy - International NGOs criticize Slovak Government

Budapest, Bratislava, 9 June 2015: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Amnesty International and the Open Society Foundation Bratislava (OSF) call on the Slovak go ...

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Roma-only Tent Camp Set Up for Children and Elderly in Consenza

Budapest, Cosenza, 9 June 2015: According to media sources about 100 Roma currently living in a building known as Ferrotel will be evicted by the Municipality of Cosenza and placed in a segregated tent camp. This eviction is part of an earlier, larger plan targeting another 400 Roma residing in the Vaglio Lise informal camp who will be left on the stre ...

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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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