UN Bodies

ERRC has successfully submitted several individual complaints to UN Committees monitoring compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Convention Against Torture, Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Visit the UN website for information and the case law of the UN treaty bodies.

Case law

Ms L. R. et al. v. Slovak Republic (CERD)
Koptova v. Slovakia (CERD)
Lacko v. Slovakia (CERD)
Dzemajl v. FR Yugoslavia (CAT)
A.S. v. Hungary (CEDAW)

 

ERRC Seeks Lawyer or Legal Trainee

3 May 2016

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applicants for the position of lawyer or legal trainee (depending on the selected candidate’s level of experience). This position is for a career activist with legal skills (as opposed to a career lawyer interested in activism). The lawyer or legal trainee will play a crucial role in the ERRC’s cutting-edge work of bringing innovative, strategic legal cases to further the cause of Roma emancipation. 

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ERRC submission to the European Commission on the EU Roma Framework (February 2016)

19 February 2016

Written comments by the ERRC to the European Commission on progress in 2015 with the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS).

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Combating Hate Crime and Hate Speech in France and Italy

4 February 2016

Introduction

For years, the ERRC has been documenting hate crime and hate speech in various countries. With support from the Open Society Initiative for Europe, the ERRC is carrying out a project designed to expose the extent of anti-Roma hate crime and hate speech in France and Italy and improve the authorities' response to these problems. The purpose of this project is to introduce a new methodology for this work and apply it in these two Western European countries, where the extent of anti-Roma hate speech and hate crime is largely recognised, but poorly documented or addressed. 

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