#RISC Roma in State Care
20 November 2017
Romani children are significantly over-represented in state care in many European countries, where Roma often represent over 80% of all children in care. The ERRC has taken cases in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Albania to expose this systemic racism, at all levels of the care system and judiciary. We know Romani children are also being unfairly taken away from their parents in other countries. We want to make sure that this injustice is exposed and litigated against. So, we have created an online resource centre for activists and legal practitioners to use to fight against discrimination in placing Romani children in State Care. We want Roma, and Roma Rights Defenders, to challenge institutional racism and help us stop Romani children from being illegally placed in care because of discrimination.