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France Continues to Evict Roma on a Massive Scale
Budapest, Paris, 10 July 2014: France continues with its unlawful and costly policy of evicting Roma who have made use of their right to freedom of movement within the European Union from countries such as Romania. Between 1 April and 30 June 2014, 3,807 Roma were evicted from 40 different places ... more
ERRC Welcomes Irish Government’s Apology and Hopes this Will Set an Example for All Governments
Budapest, Dublin, 2 July 2014: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) welcomes the Irish Government’s multiple apologies regarding the unlawful removal of two Romani children from their families in October 2013 and the publication of the report by the Ombudsman for Children on the same matter. The ERRC urges the Irish authorities to develop the ...more
Hungarian City Set to ‘Expel’ Its Roma
Budapest, 25 June 2014: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is deeply concerned about a recent local government decree designed to expel Roma from Miskolc, a major city in Eastern Hungary...more
ERRC Urges French Authorities to Fully Investigate Lynching of Romani Minor
Budapest, Paris, 18 June 2014: The European Roma Rights Centre expresses its deep concern regarding the brutal lynching of a 16-year-old Romani boy in France. The ERRC urges French authorities to investigate the attack, in particular any possible racial motivation, and to bring the perpetrators to justice...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.