28 February 2023
Brussels, 28 February 2023: Today, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) published its first report on human rights abuses perpetrated against Romani refugees from Ukraine in Europe. Since the outbreak of full-scale war on 24th February 2022, the ERRC and its partners have engaged in an unprecedented human rights monitoring mission across five countries bordering Ukraine (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova) as well as inside Ukraine itself.
New Criminal Justice Research Uncovers Police Torture, Judicial Negligence, and Institutional Racism in Serbia
22 February 2023
Brussels, Belgrade 22 February 2023: New research published today by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) catalogues a litany of human rights abuses against Roma at all levels of the criminal justice system in Serbia. The report, Justice Denied: Roma in the Criminal Justice System of Serbia, was produced in partnership with the global criminal justice watchdog Fair Trials. It provides yet further evidence that, despite claims by judges and prosecutors that justice is blind, racial bias still adversely impacts Romani people in the Serbian criminal justice system.
New Research Points to Institutional Racism Against Roma in North Macedonia’s Criminal Justice System
14 February 2023
Brussels, Skopje 14 February 2023: New research published today by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) reveals a multitude of human rights violations faced by Roma in the criminal justice system of North Macedonia. The report, Justice Denied: Roma in the Criminal Justice System of North Macedonia, was produced in partnership with the global criminal justice watchdog Fair Trials.
07 February 2023
Brussels, 7 February 2023: Two reports published today by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) expose the extent to which antigypsyism and institutional racism is embedded in the criminal justice systems of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The country reports were produced in partnership with the global criminal justice watchdog Fair Trials.
19 January 2023
Brussels, Belgrade 19 January 2023: the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Vojvođanski romski centar will take legal action against police officers who invaded the home of a Romani family and violently assaulted them on 13th January in Belgrade. A discrimination complaint has been submitted to the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and further legal options are currently being explored with the family.
01 January 2022
The ERRC maintains a record of every public announcement we have made to the press. These provide information on human rights violations and ERRC legal actions, research and publications, submissions to international and national human rights bodies, other advocacy actions and human rights education outcomes. The press releases are listed by year and in reverse chronological order; click on the title to read the full version.