Reasearch and Advocacy 

The ERRC’s extensive research programme has provided reliable data about the human rights situation of Roma. The focus includes racially-motivated violence against Roma and the impact of individual practices and structural forms of discrimination on the access of Roma to economic and social rights. This work aims to assess the impact of law and policy and contribute to awareness-raising, policy development and strategic litigation.

The ERRC works to ensure that human rights issues facing Romani communities are firmly on the political agenda in Europe and beyond.

Some recent and ongoing ERRC campaigns include support for: effective state responses to violence and hate speech against Roma; school desegregation; an end to forced evictions and other housing rights abuse; implementation of comprehensive anti-discrimination law; justice for victims of coercive sterilisation; and Romani women’s rights.

The ERRC is involved in a number of NGO coalitions, which pursue joint advocacy goals:

In recent years, the ERRC has conducted research on the human rights situation of Roma and produced a number of reports on behalf of European institutions, including:

ERRC submission to UN CERD on Bulgaria (April 2017)

20 April 2017

Written Comments by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) concerning Bulgaria to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, for consideration at its 92nd session (24 April - 12 May 2017)

 

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Joint submission to UN UPR on Ukraine (March 2017)

19 April 2017

Written comments of the R2P, DESYATE KVITNYA, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (The Institute), the European Network on Statelessness and the European Roma Rights Centre, concerning Ukraine for consideration by the Human Rights Council, within its Universal Periodic Review at its 28th session, 6-17 November 2017.

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ERRC submission to UN UPR on the Czech Republic (March 2017)

19 April 2017

Written comments of the European Roma Rights Centre, concerning the Czech Republic for consideration by the Human Rights Council, within its Universal Periodic Review at its 28th session, 6-17 November 2017.

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