The ERRC has set in motion more than 500 court cases in 15 countries to bring to justice state and non-state actors who have discriminated against Romani individuals or have committed violence against them. It has secured over 2 million EUR in compensation for Romani individuals for the abuse they have suffered and the subsequent failure of their respective governments to ensure justice.

The ERRC engages in strategic litigation seeking to reverse patterns of human rights abuse and discrimination against Roma. ERRC legal work aims to empower Roma through law and strengthen the network of legal advocates working on behalf of Roma.

The ERRC is active in both domestic and international litigation. The ERRC supports local lawyers in domestic legal proceedings both professionally and financially. When domestic remedies are exhausted, the ERRC prepares legal submissions to international tribunals, including the European Court of Human Rights, the European Committee of Social Rights and UN treaty bodies.

The ERRC is currently involved in 67 cases in 14 States (at domestic and European levels), and is following up the implementation of judgments in another 7 cases. The charts below show where the ERRC is litigating and which thematic priorities (from our 2013-2017 programme strategy) those cases concern.


In addition to these cases, the ERRC is currently considering whether it is or may become appropriate to bring litigation in another 48 cases. The ERRC chooses which cases to litigate in line with its programme strategy. 

The information on this page is correct as of 22 April 2014.

Roma Rights 1 2014: Going Nowhere? Western Balkan Roma and EU Visa Liberalisation

1 October 2014

This issue of Roma Rights draws attention to Roma from the Western Balkans and EU visa liberalisation. Migration of Roma from the Western Balkans has attracted significant attention, which at times amounts to hysteria. It has had an impact on migration policy both in countries of origin and target countries for migration. Romani migration has also become a common topic in public discourse, often framed in negatively by media and by public figures. The articles in this issue assess the motivations for Romani migration, the impact of migration policies on Roma, and the experience of Romani migrants. 

Roma Rights 1 2014: Going Nowhere? (PDF)

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ERRC Seeks Legal Trainee

19 August 2014

The ERRC has extended the deadline of this call until 21 October 2014.

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks a legal trainee familiar with the legal system of one of the non EU Member States in which the ERRC is active to assist in litigating Roma rights, ethnic/race discrimination and related cases in domestic, European and international tribunals.

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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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