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Kiev Calling: Ethnic Cleansing Ahead of Eurovision Song Contest

2017-05-12

By Jonathan Lee and Volodymyr Navrotskyy

More than 300 people, over a 100 families, have been forced to leave their homes in Kiev after threats were made against their lives in the beginning of April. Only a day after the last families departed, the threats were carried out and six houses burned to the ground, likely with Molotov cocktails. The police had full knowledge of the severity of the threats that were made, yet no preventative measures were taken. In fact, some residents even had assistance from the police in purchasing tickets to leave. Their eviction coincides with the city's preparation to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the final of which will taker place on 13 May.

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When they say Roma do not want to go to school tell them this story

2017-05-11

By Đorđe Jovanović

In 2013 in France, several Romani families living in an informal settlement in Ris-Orangis (Essonne) made a formal request for school enrolment of 12 children. The mayor created a separated class for these children in an isolated room in a sports centre without any connection to any regular school instead of enrolling them in schools located in that municipality.

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Roma lives matter: Bulgarian Rom killed for “possession of pesticides”

2017-04-21

By Swain Uber

A Romani father and son became the latest victims of Bulgarian police brutality when they were badly beaten near their home in the village of Bohot in Pleven province on Thursday 13 April.

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Thirsting for justice: Roma and the human rights to water and sanitation

2017-03-22

By Léo Heller

In his foreword to ERRC’s new report ‘Thirsting for Justice’, Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation describes how some European states are failing in their obligations when it comes to Roma when it comes to these fundamental human rights.

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Celebrating Our Diverse Language Heritage

2017-02-21

Roma, Gipsies, Manushes, Gitans/Gitanos, Kale, Sinte, sa manuśa kaj beśen and-e verver thema and-o sasto sundal, po-but thar 10 milionă sine and-e Evropa, thaj isi panda ki Amerika, Australia, Azia thaj kola. So unisardel savore kadale dźene andar verver thema, kontinentă, regionă, so isi len verver tradicie, aćara, jivoto?

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