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.

ERRC Seeks Human Rights Monitor in Moldova

30 July 2014

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) invites applications from individuals to act as a Human Rights Monitor in Moldova

Application deadline: 18:00 CET on 31 August 2014

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Romani Children Talk About Access to Education in France

30 July 2014

In 2013, the ERRC launched a participatory research and advocacy project focusing on the human rights of Romanian Roma living in informal settlements in France. Working in three different regions in France on two settlements in each location, 118 adults were interviewed.  

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Training Course for Roma and Sinti Activists in Rome, Italy

26 May 2014

Registration is now open to attend the training course for Roma and Sinti activists sponsored by Associazione 21 Luglio and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). The course will be held in Rome from September to December 2014. Participation is free and the most deserving partcipants will be granted the opportunity of a 3 months paid internship at Associazione 21 Luglio. The training course's language is Italian and only travel costs within Italy will be rembursed.

The deadline for submitting applications is 31 August 2014

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