ERRC Condemns Collective Punishment of Roma in Europe

19 March 2019

Brussels, 19 March 2019: Today, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) published a fact-sheet condemning acts of collective punishment against Romani communities in ten countries in Europe. The publication, which was released to coincide with “Roma Week” at the European Parliament, exposes representative examples of this crime from recent years, perpetrated both by state authorities and far-right groups.

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Serbian Court Issues Emergency Order to Turn the Lights Back On in Roma Neighbourhood

07 January 2019

Niš, Brussels, 7 January 2019: After a six-month power cut, electricity has been restored to a Romani neighbourhood in the southern Serbian city of Niš. The electricity supply was cut off right in the middle of a lawsuit that charged the public power authority, Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), with race discrimination against the Roma community.

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European Roma Rights Centre to Relocate to Brussels

20 December 2018

Budapest 20 December 2018: Today, the Board of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) voted to relocate the main operations of the organisation from its present location in Budapest to a new office in Brussels in early 2019.  After more than twenty years of operating in Budapest, the board and management believe that now is the right time to move our head office and registration to Brussels. 

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Albanian Authorities Ordered To Supply Clean Water For Roma After Discrimination Case

12 December 2018

Tirana, Budapest 12 December 2018: A Romani community in Fushe Kruje, Albania have won a case before the Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination, after taking on the local municipality for refusing to provide them with clean drinking water and sanitation. The Commissioner found that the municipality of Kruje discriminated against Romani families living in the “Kastriot” neighbourhood based on their ethnicity and socio-economic status, and  has ordered the municipality to take immediate measures to correct the situation within 30 days or face a fine.

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Slovakia Mishandled Racist Murders of Roma by Off-Duty Cop

11 December 2018

Budapest 11 December 2018: The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the investigation, prosecution and trial of a racist police officer who murdered three Romani family members in Hurbanovo, Slovakia was inadequate. The court found that the prosecution of the case did not adequately expose and deal with the racist motivation for the murders. The two survivors of the attack who took their case to court were awarded €50 000 in damages.

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Roma Rights Organisations Respond to EU Inclusion Plans

06 December 2018

Brussels, 6 December 2018: Today, a coalition of more than fifteen Romani and anti-racism civil society organisations from across Europe called for the Council of the European Union, and governments of European countries, to make a clear commitment to the new proposals for post-2020 Roma Inclusion plans made by the European Commission in its communication to the European Parliament and Council yesterday.

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04 December 2018

Budapest 4 December 2018: The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that publishers who share hyperlinks on the internet cannot be held liable for the content of those hyperlinks. The judgment is being hailed by publishers of online content as a breakthrough for internet freedom and came after Roma called out racist football hooligans for intimidating Romani children at a school in Hungary.

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