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Roma in France Face Multiple Evictions
Budapest, 8 March 2013: Roma from Aubervilliers have faced multiple evictions, with disproportionate use of police force, after their settlement was burned down last month. The European Roma Rights Centre and Médecins du Monde sent a letter to French authorities asking them to provide assistance for the families...more
Italy: Municipality of Rome Denies Social Housing to Roma Living in Formal Camps
Rome, 27 February 2013: Romani families living in formal camps in Rome will not be able to gain access to social housing, according to new guidance from the local authorities. Scores of families had already filed their applications and many more were about to do so, when news of the discriminatory new guidance emerged....more
Roma Housing in Spotlight as NGOs Meet New Government in Romania
Budapest, Bucharest, 15 February 2013: The Minister of Regional Development in Romania acknowledged that the situation of Roma living on and near a rubbish dump in Pata Rât is ‘unacceptable’, during a meeting with non-governmental organisations (NGO) earlier this week...more
European Court of Human Rights Says State Parties Must Take Positive Measures Against Wrongful Placement of Romani Children in Special Schools
Budapest, 29 January 2013: The European Court of Human Rights (‘Court’) has ruled that Hungary has violated the European Convention on Human Rights in a case on the segregated education of Romani children in a special school...more
Romani Woman Injured in Macedonian Protest
Budapest, 25 January 2013: A Romani woman was attacked and injured in front of her children during a protest at the Centre for Social Work in Prilep, Macedonia at the end of last year.The European Roma Rights Centre is expressing its concern to Macedonian authoriti ...more
NGOs call for advertising boycott over anti-Roma statements in Hungarian media
Budapest, 23 January 2013: The ERRC is joining with a coalition of Hungarian NGOs in asking domestic companies and Hungarian divisions of multinationals to take a stand against racist commentary in Hungary. The NGOs are asking, among others, Vodafone, T-Com, FedEx, IKEA and Procter and Gamble to reconsider advertising in a Hungarian newspaper which published an article talking about Romani people in unacceptably racist and prejudiced language... more