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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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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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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