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 43 cases in 11 States (at domestic and European levels), and is following up the implementation of judgments in another 10 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 38 cases. The ERRC chooses which cases to litigate in line with its programme strategy. 

The information on this page is correct as of 6 November 2013.

Recruitment Notice: Executive Director

14 April 2014

The European Roma Rights Centre Board of Directors invites applications for the post of Executive Director

Deadline for Applications: 8 June 2014

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ERRC Seeks Human Rights Monitors

17 April 2014

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) invites applications from individuals to act as Human Rights Monitors in the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. The monitor for Bosnia and Herzegovina may also be tasked to monitor developments in Montenegro.

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ERRC Challenging Evictions in Romania

9 April 2014

In December 2010 76 Romani families were evicted from their homes on Coastei street in the city of Cluj-Napoca, in North Western Romania.

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