NGOs Demand Government Action to Stop Forced Evictions of Roma in Romania

Budapest, 20 April 2016: The Romanian Government must take decisive and immediate measures to stop forced evictions of Romani communities, a coalition of NGOs told them last week. Amnesty International, the Europ ...

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Romani Boy Attacked in Bulgaria for Declaring himself Equal

Sofia, Budapest, 19 April 2016: A 17-year-old Romani boy Mitko from Ovchepoltsi village was brutally beaten yesterday by a 24-year-old man, Angel Kaleev, after telling Kaleev that they are equal, despite their different ethnicities. Kaleev considers himself an ethnic Bulgarian nationalist and filmed the attack himself. 

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International Roma Day, and Every Other Day Sees Roma Fighting Back Against Forced Evictions. And They’ll Win

On behalf of the ERRC I would like to express our solidarity with all Roma and all those who struggle for Roma rights on International Roma Day! As we celebrate Romani culture and identity and the history of our struggle against discrimination, spare a thought for the hundreds of thousands of Roma facing eviction from their homes who see no cause for celebration on thi ...

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In Second Emergency Order in a Week, European Court Temporarily Halts Eviction of Roma

Budapest, 31 March 2016: The European Court of Human Rights has told the Romanian Government to stop the threatened eviction of a Roma community. This would have been the third in a series of evictions that started in 2013, and has seen the community taken out of the heart of an integrated neighbourhood to containers on the outskirts of town. The Court ...

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ERRC submission to the European Commission on the EU Roma Framework (February 2016)

19 February 2016

Written comments by the ERRC to the European Commission on progress in 2015 with the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS).

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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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Combating Hate Crime and Hate Speech in France and Italy

4 February 2016

Introduction

For years, the ERRC has been documenting hate crime and hate speech in various countries. With support from the Open Society Initiative for Europe, the ERRC is carrying out a project designed to expose the extent of anti-Roma hate crime and hate speech in France and Italy and improve the authorities' response to these problems. The purpose of this project is to introduce a new methodology for this work and apply it in these two Western European countries, where the extent of anti-Roma hate speech and hate crime is largely recognised, but poorly documented or addressed. 

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