Tag: housing

Fortnightly Roma news review: September 15-30

2017-10-03

By Bernard Rorke

September 15. In a week when the Guardian came over all indignant about Benedict Cumberbatch being cast as Mikey Walsh’s dad in the BBC Films new adaptation of Gypsy Boy, ERRC reported on how a Romani man was sold into slavery in Bulgaria.

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Stop Calling Places Where Roma Live “Settlements”

2017-09-05

By Adam Weiss

Did you hear about the one in Roanoke, where all the people disappeared in 1586? Were they killed by the Spanish? Who knows.

You’ve heard about the ones in Israel. Even Israel’s closest ally, America, admits they’re illegal and contribute to making peace in the Middle East elusive.

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The Turkish Roma Inclusion Strategy falls way short of a strategy

2016-11-16

By Bernard Rorke

On November 5 we came down to breakfast in our hotel in Ankara to hear the news that police had staged overnight raids on the homes of nine MPs from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the party’s leaders were under arrest, and the government had shut down Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. 

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Litigating Housing Segregation: the La Barbuta Case

2015-07-27

By Nicole Garbin

On 30 May 2015, the Court of Rome condemned the city for discriminating against Roma by forcibly relocating them to La Barbuta camp in the outskirts of the city. We waited for more than three years. It was worth it.

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