Leadership Change at ERRC Brings Roma to Top Posts

Budapest, 18 May 2016: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is proud to announce that it has selected Ethel Brooks, a US-based Romani scholar, to become its new Board Chair, and Ðorđe Jovanović, a long-standing Romani member of staff, as its new President. We are proud to announce other leadership changes as well: more...

Irish Government found to be in violation of the European Social Charter on Traveller Housing and Accommodation Rights

Budapest, 16 May 2016: Seven months after the Carrickmines tragedy which claimed 10 young lives on a poorly maintained temporary halting site, the Irish Government stands accused in Europe of continued neglect and failure when it comes to accommodation for Travellers.

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Bulgarian Officials Ignite Anti-Roma Abuse, Defying #RomaAreEqual Movement

Sofia, Budapest, 12 May 2016: After a road incident on 2 May 2016 in the Bulgarian village of Radnevo, three ethnic Bulgarians were injured in a fight with a group of Roma individuals. The Roma were subsequently charged with attempted murder. The incident sparked violent anti-Roma demonstrations by over 2000 people shouting racial abuse and demanding t ...

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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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Joint submission to UN CRC on Slovakia (April 2016)

18 April 2016

Written comments by the European Roma Rights Centre and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia for consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the 72nd Session (17 May 2016 – 03 June 2016)

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ERRC Seeks Lawyer or Legal Trainee

3 May 2016

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applicants for the position of lawyer or legal trainee (depending on the selected candidate’s level of experience). This position is for a career activist with legal skills (as opposed to a career lawyer interested in activism). The lawyer or legal trainee will play a crucial role in the ERRC’s cutting-edge work of bringing innovative, strategic legal cases to further the cause of Roma emancipation. 

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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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