ERRC Seeks a Project Implementation Assistant

30 November 2021

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is searching for qualified applications for the consultancy position of Project Implementation Assistant.

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The ERRC seeks a Network Officer for new Roma Rights Network

30 November 2021

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applications for the consultancy position of Network Officer.

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Open Letter on Greek Police Killing from ERRC and 14 MEPs of EU Parliament Anti-Racism & Diversity Intergroup

27 October 2021

Brussels, 27 October 2021: The European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) have written an open letter to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, concerning the arrest of seven Athenian police officers charged in relation to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Romani man Nikos Sabanis, early on the morning of Saturday 23rd October in Perama.

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US Romani Professor Settles Discrimination Case against an Garda Síochána (Irish Police)

14 October 2021

Dublin, Brussels, 14th October 2021: Traveller and Roma human rights organisations welcome today a settlement by An Garda Síochána, Ireland's police service, in relation to a discrimination complaint made against them by a US Romani Scholar who travelled to Ireland in August 2017 for a Roma Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration. The event was co-sponsored by the then Irish Department of Justice and Equality and the US Embassy.

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Budapest Court Rules State Removal of Romani Children from Families is Discrimination

05 October 2021

Budapest, 5th October 2021: The Metropolitan Court in Budapest ruled in favour of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) in a case challenging the overrepresentation and discrimination of Romani children in state care in Nógrád County, Hungary. On the 4th October, the Court found that the Ministry of Human Capacities had violated the right to equal treatment for children who had been taken away from their families due to their financial situation, the majority of whom are Roma.  The judgment states that families were discriminated against on the grounds of socio-economic status and poverty, as well as because of their Romani ethnicity.

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Romanian City of Eforie Ordered to Pay Over €430.000 for Evicting Roma in 2013

08 July 2021

Brussels, 8 July 2021: The Court of Appeal in Romania has confirmed the previous judgment of the Constanța Tribunal and ruled that the Mayor of Eforie and the Administrative Territorial Unit of Eforie must pay a sum of approximately €36,000 to each Romani person evicted from Agricola Street in 2013, as well as provide social housing for each family. There are twelve people represented in the case, meaning the total cost to the Eforie authorities (minus the housing costs) will be approximately €432,000.

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Family of Stanislav Tomáš File Criminal Complaint against Czech Police with ERRC Support

30 June 2021

Brussels, Prague 30th June 2021: The family of Stanislav Tomáš, the Romani man who died in police custody on Saturday 19th June, have filed a criminal complaint against the Czech Police with the legal support of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). The ERRC, with support from Czech human rights defenders, are committed to exploring all legal options available domestically and at a European level to ensure that the family of the victim receive justice.

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