NGO Coalition Urges CERD Intervention on Italy's Roma Crisis

03 July 2008

2 July 2008: Budapest, Geneva, Bucharest: Today, a Coalition of organisations submitted a memorandum requesting that the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) engage its follow-up procedure or urgent action/early warning mechanism with regard to the anti-Romani crisis in Italy. The Coalition urged the CERD Committee to undertake an immediate examination of the current situation and closely monitor the human rights situation in Italy.

The full text of the Memorandum is available on the ERRC website: .

The Coalition includes:
Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions
European Roma Rights Centre
Associazione Studi Giuridici sull'Immigrazione European Roma Grassroots Organization National Roma Centrum Cultural Center "O Del Amenca"
Policy Center for Roma and Minorities
Romani CRISS
Roma Women Association in Romania
Dzeno Association
Forum of Roma IDPs

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