Recent Forced Evictions in France: the Calm before the Storm

Budapest, Paris, 13 July 2016: A report released today by the European Roma Rights Centre and the Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, shows a marked decrease in the number of evictions taking place in France during the second quarter of this year, compared with previous quarters and years. These most recent figures are likely not all they seem however, ...

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Discrimination Against Roma in Albanian Children’s Home

Budapest, Tirana, 7th July 2016: If you are one of the children institutionalised in the care home for children in Shkodra, you are probably Roma or Egyptian. More than half the children there belong to these minority groups, which make up only a fraction of Albania’s overall population. To be a Romani or Egyptian child in state care means a childhoo ...

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UN CRC calls on the Slovak government to comply with its human rights obligations on children’s rights

Budapest, Košice, 27 June 2016: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) together with the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa pre občianske a ľudské práva) welcome the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) issued recently after its session on Slovakia. The report urges the Government of the Slovak R ...

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Italy: Authorities placed Roma from Masseria del Pozzo in inhumane conditions

Budapest, 24 June 2016: Amnesty International, Associazione 21 luglio ONLUS, Associazione Garibaldi 101, European Roma Rights Centre, Associazione Cinema e Diritti - Festival del Cinema dei diritti umani and OsservAzione strongly denounce the forced eviction on 21 June by the local authorities of Giugliano in Campania (Naples Province) of around 75 Rom ...

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ERRC submission to UN CRC on Romania (July 2016)

13 July 2016

Written comments by the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Romania for Consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at its Pre-session Working Group for the 75th Session (3-7 October 2016).

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ERRC submission to the European Commission on Roma Inclusion (July 2016)

12 July 2016

Written comments by the ERRC to the European Commission concering Roma Inclusion in the Western Balkans Progress Reports 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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