Journalists

Sinan Gökçen, Media and Communications Officer: sinan.gokcen@errc.org, +36.30.500.1324 (mobile).

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Forced Evictions of Roma double in France, as Authorities Pursue Failed, Expensive Policy  

Budapest, Paris, 14 January 2014: French authorities forcibly evicted more than 21.537 Romani migrants in 2013, more than double the total for 2012. Law enforcement officers carried out 165 evictions affecting almost 19.380 people. There were 22 evictions due to fire, affecting 2.157 Roma...more
 


Slovakia Police Misconduct Case – Charges Against Victims Dropped

Budapest, Bratislava, 10 January, 2014: The District Prosecutor’s Office in Košice I. has dropped criminal proceedings against a young Romani man who was accused of committing a criminal offence during a controversial police action at a Roma settlement. The District Prosecutor’s concluded that no criminal offence against the police had been committed during the police action in June 2013, in the Budulovska neighbourhood, Moldava nad Bodvou. The decision can still be reviewed...more 
 


Romanian Court Victory – Forced Eviction of Roma to Pata-Rât was Illegal

Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, London, 7 January 2014: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Amnesty International welcome the decision of the Cluj-Napoca County Court (Tribunal) that the Mayor’s decision to forcibly evict around 300 Roma in December 2010, to a site adjacent to a waste dump, was illegal...more 
 


New Country Profiles on Roma from ERRC

The European Roma Rights Centre has published new country profiles today, which outline some of the major issues affecting Roma in 10 countries. The short reports indicate that, despite some efforts to improve the situation of Romani individuals and communities, they still are denied basic human rights. According to the findings presented in the country profiles, Romani individuals and communities still have to face violence and hate speech and cannot enjoy the same opportunities and standards as the rest of the society in access to essential services such as education or housing. 

Media Toolkit

19 April 2013

Useful material on ERRC for journalists.

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Factsheet: Roma Rights in Jeopardy

16 February 2012

Violence against Roma: In cases brought by the ERRC in Croatia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, the European Court of Human Rights has confirmed that the state is obliged to investigate and prosecute persons who commit violence against Roma, whether they are private actors or state officials.

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Attacks against Roma in Hungary, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic

15 July 2012

Since January 2008, in Hungary, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, anti-Roma violence has gained significant prominence in the media.

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