ERRC interviews Özcan Purçu, Romani MP in Turkey

10 February 2017

In November 2016, the ERRC visited Ankara to participate in a meeting on the drafting of a new Turkish National Roma Integration Strategy document. While we were there we met with Özcan Purçu, Turkey’s only Romani MP, to discuss issues facing Roma in Turkey and his own experiences growing up there.

Justice for the Kosovo Victims of Lead Poisoning! #UNJustToRoma

30 August 2016

The European Roma Rights Centre is demanding the Secretary-General of the United Nations compensate the Roma, Ashkali & Balkan Egyptians exposed to lead poisoning in Mitrovica, Kosovo, in line with a finding by the UN Human Rights Advisory Panel that the UN was legally responsible for what happened.

Ðorđe Jovanović on Roma Genocide Remembrance Day

04 August 2016

In commemoration of Roma Genocide Remembrance, ERRC President Ðorđe Jovanović shares his family’s experience of the Pharrajimos, and how the litigation and advocacy work of the ERRC is as important now as it ever has been in ensuring the lessons of World War Two are not forgotten.

Adam Weiss on Roma Genocide Remembrance

03 August 2016

ERRC Managing Director Adam Weiss shares his experience of being taught of the holocaust growing up in a Jewish family, and his early perception of Roma as victims of genocide by the Nazis.

Ethel Brooks on Roma Genocide Remembrance

02 August 2016

Seventy-two years ago today, 2,897 men, women, and children from Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp were forced onto trucks, taken to gas chamber V, and murdered with Zyklon B hydrogen cyanide. Their bodies, too many for the crematorium’s capacity, were burned in pits outside. Upon the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, only 4 Roma remained alive.

School Segregation of Roma and Egyptian Communities in Albania

24 November 2015

This video talks about segregation of Roma and Egyptian children in one school in Albania. The "Naim Frasheri" school, covering nine grades, is in outskirts of city of Korca. It is known as "Roma and Egyptian" school because all children of this school come from families from these two communities. The school has a total of 283 Roma and Egyptian children. The video shows as well what important role can play institutions such as Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and People' Advocate (Ombudsman) in fighting school segregation. The decision of Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and Recommendations of People' Advocate create an working platform not only for Ministry of Education and its depending institutions, but as well for all actors working in this field.

Romani Children Talk About Access to Education in France

30 July 2014

In 2013, the ERRC launched a participatory research and advocacy project focusing on the human rights of Romanian Roma living in informal settlements in France. Working in three different regions in France on two settlements in each location, 118 adults were interviewed.  

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