Coastei Street Evicted Roma – 4 Years Fighting for Justice, but Not Giving Up

Today marks the anniversary of the eviction of over 300 Roma from Coastei street, in the heart of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This video shows an event this week which commemorated the eviction. Here are the voices of some of those who were evicted and those organising the fight for justice.

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Five Years after the Government Officially Expressed Its Regret, Victims of Involuntary Sterilisation Still Waiting for Compensation

Budapest, Prague, 10 December 2014: For almost three decades, until the end of the 1990s, Romani women and women with disabilities in the former Czechoslovakia were sterilised without free and informed consent. The practice continued occasionally in the 2000s.

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Romania Falls Short of its International Human Rights Obligations on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Budapest, 3 December 2014: Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre welcome the Concluding Observations made public on Monday 1 December by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights following the recent review of ...

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ERRC and its Partners sent a letter of concern on behalf of the proposed use of EU-funds for a segregated camp in Naples, Italy

Budapest, Naples, 28 November 2014:  On 21 November, the European Roma Rights Centre and its partners, Associazione 21 Luglio and  OsservAzione, sent a letter to the Municipality of Naples to express their concern regarding plans to evict the Romani community in Cupa Perillo and to re-locate approximately half of the evictees to a yet-to-be-b ...

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Roma Rights 1 2014: Going Nowhere? Western Balkan Roma and EU Visa Liberalisation

1 October 2014

This issue of Roma Rights draws attention to Roma from the Western Balkans and EU visa liberalisation. Migration of Roma from the Western Balkans has attracted significant attention, which at times amounts to hysteria. It has had an impact on migration policy both in countries of origin and target countries for migration. Romani migration has also become a common topic in public discourse, often framed in negatively by media and by public figures. The articles in this issue assess the motivations for Romani migration, the impact of migration policies on Roma, and the experience of Romani migrants. 

Roma Rights 1 2014: Going Nowhere? (PDF)

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Destruction des progrès, progression des destructions : Les femmes et enfants roms, citoyens européens en France

16 September 2014

Ce rapport traite plus particulièrement de la situation des Roms de Roumanie vivant dans des bidonvilles en France. Il n’aborde pas la problématique des droits humains des Roms d’autres pays, de l’UE ou non, ni des Roms français, Sinti, gens du voyage, Manouches, etc. 

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Destroying Progress/Progressing Destruction: EU Romani Women and Children in France

16 September 2014

This report specifically addresses the situation of EU Romani citizens from Romania living in informal settlements in France and does not deal with the particular human rights concerns of Roma from other EU and non-EU countries or French Roma, Sinti, Gens du Voyage, Manouche, etc. 

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