Advocacy & Communications Fellowship

19 May 2022

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is accepting applications for the position of “Advocacy & Communications Fellow” as part of a one year fellowship in the Advocacy & Communications team. The position will have the possibility of extension after one year.

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Young Roma Activists Resisting Online Hate Speech in the Czech Republic

16 May 2022

Prague, Brussels, 16 May 2022: A group of 20 young Roma have come together to take proactive action against online hate speech in the Czech Republic. The group, most of which are students and volunteers, have come together to monitor and report discriminatory speech online, develop content which provides counter narratives, and are building a base of evidence which will be used for legal action.

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Romani Man Wins Unlawful Detention Case Against Slovak Police

05 May 2022

Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, 5 May 2022: The Bratislava I District Court have ruled in favour of a 30-year-old Romani man with an intellectual disability who was illegally held in police custody for four weeks in 2013. The Court, in its first instance judgment, awarded the man from Moldava nad Bodvou €4,000 in compensation for his unlawful detention and the ill-treatment he suffered while detained. Legal representation was provided by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and the Validity Foundation (MDAC). The Ministry of Justice has not appealed the decision, meaning the judgment is final.

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Ukrainian Court Rules for Romani Family Against School Segregation

29 April 2022

Brussels, 29 April 2022: The Eighth Appeal Administrative court has found in favour of a Romani mother whose two children were denied access to an integrated school in Uzhgorod and told they must attend a segregated, Roma-only school instead.

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European Roma Rights Network Launched

08 April 2022

Budapest, Brussels, 8 April 2022: Today, on International Roma Day, the ERRC Roma Rights Network was launched after its first meeting was held in hybrid format in Budapest. The network includes 18 human rights organisations from 15 different countries and seeks to unite activists, Roma and non-Roma alike, who are fighting to protect the human rights of Romani people throughout Europe.

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Czech Republic: investigation closed into death of Romani man Stanislav Tomáš, human rights activists move for justice

21 March 2022

Prague, Brussels, 21 March 2022: The decision of Czech authorities to close the investigation and discontinue legal proceedings relating to the death of Stanislav Tomáš, a Romani man who died after being forcefully restrained while being arrested on 19 June 2021, is an aberration of justice, a group of Czech and international human rights organisations have said today.

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New Research on Criminal Justice in Four European Countries Shows Roma Face Structural Racism & Discrimination

02 March 2022

Brussels, 2 March 2022: New research published today by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) details shocking inequalities in the experience of Romani people in the criminal justice systems of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia & North Macedonia. The report Justice Denied: Roma in the Criminal Justice System is a summary document of four national research reports which will be published later this year, co-produced by the ERRC and global criminal justice watchdog Fair Trials

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