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:

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.

more ...

horizontal rule

SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE: Targeted Evictions and Deportations of Roma

19 August 2010

Update: ERRC submits additional documentation of French violations of EU Law to European Commission during final days of legal consideration. Media inquiries: (+36.30.500.1324).

more ...

horizontal rule

Joint submission to UN CEDAW on Slovakia (October 2015)

2 October 2015

Written comments by the European Roma Rights Centre and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the 62nd Session (26 October - 20 November 2015).  

more ...

horizontal rule