ERRC Urges UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Intervene to Cease Illegal Evictions of Roma in Greece

18 July 2007

On July 18, 2007 the ERRC sent a letter to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, Mr Miloon Kothari, and to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg, expressing concern about recent and on-going eviction of numerous Roma families of Albanian citizenship, most of whom legally residing in Greece, from their two settlements in the Votanikos area in downtown Athens, Greece.

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