Roma Belong - Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of Roma in Albania

08 June 2018

The report ‘Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of Roma in Albania’ set out to better understand the nexus between discrimination, statelessness and its consequences for Roma in Albania. The report drew on interviews with affected persons and key stakeholders, to identify and analyse the main contributing factors and consequences of (the risk of) statelessness.

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Joint Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues – Statelessness: A Minorities Issue (May 2018)

01 June 2018

Joint submission by the European Roma Rights Centre,  the European Network on Statelessness and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion concerning statelessness and discrimination facing Roma in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) and Ukraine.

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ERRC submission to UN CEDAW on Macedonia (February 2018)

02 March 2018

List of issues by the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Macedonia to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the 71 Session (12-16 March 2018).

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Joint submission to UN CRC on Hungary (February 2018)

27 February 2018

List of issues by the European Roma Rights Centre and Rosa Parks Foundation, concerning Hungary for Consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the pre-sessional Working Group of the 80th session (4 June 2018 - 8 June 2018).

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Hungary (February 2018)

14 February 2018

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Hungary to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 122nd session (12 Narch - 6 April 2018).

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The Fragility of Professional Competence: A Preliminary Account of Child Protection Practice with Romani and Traveller Children in England

24 January 2018

Romani and Traveller children in England are much more likely to be taken into state care than the majority population, and the numbers are rising. Between 2009 and 2016 the number of Irish Travellers in care has risen by 400% and the number of Romani children has risen 933%. The increases are not consistent with national trends, and when compared to population data, suggest that Romani and Traveller children living in the UK could be 3 times more likely be taken into public care than any other child. 

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Family Life Denied: Overrepresentation of Romani Children in State Care in Serbia

04 December 2017

Based on the numbers that are available, it appears Romani children are much more likely to be separated from their families than children of other ethnicities. In Belgrade, for example, around 30% of the children in foster care are Romani, yet Roma make up 2% of the population. It’s hard to judge the full scale of the problem, because not all centres record the ethnicity of the children in their care.

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