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Roma Rights 2013: National Roma Integration Strategies: What Next?

6 January 2014

This issue of Roma Rights focuses on National Roma Integration Strategies and the objectives, challenges and shortcomings of the EC Framework which aim to improve the situation and status of Roma across Europe. The articles assess the existing national strategies and also look to the future to consider what needs to be done to increase the prospects of success.

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Roma Rights 2012: Challenges of Representation: Voice on Roma Politics, Power and Participation

22 August 2013

This issue of Roma Rights focuses on challenges and channels of political participation of Roma people, examining various ways in which Roma become involved in policy-making and politics, and the relative successes and failures of initiatives aimed at increasing their participation. 

Despite much attention to the topic over recent years, Roma participation ...

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Roma Rights 2011: Funding Roma Rights: Challenges and Prospects

5 October 2012

The latest issue of Roma Rights, the journal of the European Roma Rights Centre, is available online now. This issue is dedicated to funding.

Will Guy examines the lessons learned (or not) from EU PHARE funding, the original funding available to help accession countries get ready to join the EU. He argues that the problems identified during the accessions of th ...

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Roma Rights 1, 2010: Implementation of Judgments

26 July 2010

This issue of Roma Rights is dedicated to a consideration of implementation of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgments and other decisions of international adjudicatory bodies. Although implementation problems plague national justice systems, the European and international systems, without coercive enforc ...

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Roma Rights 2, 2009: Multiple Discrimination

27 April 2010

Many international instruments and domestic laws forbid discrimination on a range of grounds. People and human societies are diverse, complex and multi-layered. In most cases, each person bears more than one identity, such as being Roma, a woman, a mother, disabled and so on. There are cases in which a person becomes the victim of a discriminatory practice due to the c ...

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Roma Rights 1, 2009: Hard Times for Roma: Economics, Politics and Violence

30 July 2009

For some time now, extremism has been visible in several European countries. Political parties espousing an explicit anti-immigrant, anti-Romani and/or anti-Semitic agenda are gaining electoral success and support from the public. The June 2009 European Parliament elections exemplified this tendency: In several countries, extremist political parties achieved unpreceden ...

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Roma Rights 2, 2008: Italy's Bad Example

18 March 2009

2008-09 will be remembered by Roma rights and human rights activists for the extremely troublesome situation of Romani communities in Italy. Mounting racism and anti-Romani sentiment erupted in Naples and Milan in May 2008. Moreover, various legal measures and policies adopted by the public authorities, such as the ongoing "census" of the Romani population and the tran ...

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Roma Rights 1, 2008: Roma Education: The Promise of D.H.

3 November 2008

On 13 November 2007, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights made a landmark decision advancing anti-discrimination jurisprudence in Europe, ruling that the segregation of Romani students in special remedial schools is a form of unlawful discrimination. This momentous decision for Roma across Europe was made in the case D.H. and Others v. the Czech Repu ...

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Roma Rights 4, 2007: Child Protection

21 April 2008

Child protection is a rapidly developing field in human rights; in the last decades, both the practices and the international legal frameworks have substantially changed and an increasing number of civic initiatives concentrated on this topic became active. With the hope of stimulating an international debate on child protection systems and the position of Roma, this R ...

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Roma Rights 3, 2007: Perceptions

21 November 2007

Stereotypes take on a life of their own once they emerge from Pandora's box. Distorted perceptions are mirrored onto ethnic and racial groups and inflict psychological wounds on individuals that are cast as belonging to those groups. The end result is collective marginalisation or collective oppression. This issue of Roma Rights explores the "perceptions" of Roma which ...

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Destroying Progress / Progressing Destruction: EU Romani Women and Children in France

16 September 2014

This report examines the effect of human rights violations on Roma from Romania living in France, with a special focus on the situation of women and children. Participatory research for the report was conducted in early 2014 with six Romani research assistants. The findings show that EU Roma living in France experience disproportionate levels of poverty, continue to live in inadequate housing conditions, and have low access to social benefits and low awareness of rights. 

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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: sinan.gokcen@errc.org (+36.30.500.1324).

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Destroying Progress/Progressing Destruction: EU Romani Women and Children in France

16 September 2014

This report specifically addresses the situation of EU Romani citizens from Romania living in informal settlements in France and does not deal with the particular human rights concerns of Roma from other EU and non-EU countries or French Roma, Sinti, Gens du Voyage, Manouche, etc. 

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