ERRC Ends Discriminatory Hospital Charges Affecting Romani Mothers

12 November 2018

Budapest 12 November 2018: The Miskolc Regional Court in Hungary has ordered a hospital to cease the practice of charging for mandatory maternity clothing for friends and family members of pregnant mothers. The Court agreed with the European Roma Rights Centre’s arguments that this practice directly discriminates against mothers living in poverty, and indirectly discriminates against Romani mothers who are disproportionately affected and often forced to give birth alone. 

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European Court Rules For Roma in Ukrainian Pogrom

07 November 2018

Strasbourg, Budapest 7 November 2018: A seven-judge Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has unanimously ruled in favour of sixteen Romani people who were the victims of a pogrom in a Ukrainian village in 2002. The Court have awarded the Romani litigants damages amounting to €177,000 in total. The Court found that Ukraine violated the prohibition on inhuman and degrading treatment and the right to respect for private life, family life, and home. These human rights violations, the Court ruled, were racially discriminatory.

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ERRC Wins Access to Justice Award

26 October 2018

Clifford Chance chooses the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) as winner of the Access to Justice Award 2018

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has named the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) as the eighth winner of its annual Access to Justice Award. The organisation, which is based in Hungary, will receive a £50,000 donation and 500 hours of pro bono support over an 18 month period towards its goal of combatting the racism and human rights abuse of Roma.

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Open Letter To Czech President On Racist Comments About Roma

01 October 2018

Budapest, 1 October 2018: Today, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) sent an open letter to the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, condemning his most recent outpouring of hate speech against the Romani citizens of his country.

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Ukrainian Roma At Risk of Statelessness Amidst Rising Violence & Racism

24 September 2018

Odessa, Budapest 24 September 2018: Roma in Ukraine caught between rising violence in the country, institutional racism, and state policy failings are being further marginalised by the risk of statelessness - warns a report by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), European Network on Statelessness (ENS), Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, and Ukrainian civic organisation Desyate Kvitnya.

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Open Letter to European Commission on Climate of Hate

18 July 2018

Budapest, Rome 18 July 2018: Today, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) sent an open letter to Beatrice Covassi, the Head of the European Commission Representation in Italy, calling for resolute action from the European Commission to combat rising antigypsyism in Italy. Over the last week, hundreds of Roma Rights Defenders have also added their voice to the growing number calling for a response from the European Commission.

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Roma Sue National Police in Ukraine After Far-Right Attacks

26 June 2018

Lviv, Budapest 26 June 2018: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)and the National Roma Centre will take the Ukrainian National Police to court on behalf of Roma who were attacked by gangs of masked men in Lviv on 23 June and 10 May.

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