News Roundup: Snapshots from Around Europe

13 November 2006

Threats to Roma Housing Rights in Albania

Roma Rights Defender Attacked in Belarus

Romani Communities Under Threat of Forced Eviction in Bulgaria 
Another Romani Man Shot and Killed in Bulgaria 
Roma Community Protests Treatment of a Hitand- Run Case Involving a Romani Youth 
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Report on Bulgaria

Racially Motivated Attack against Croatian Roma 
Croatian Café Refuses to Serve Roma 
Roma Refused Access to Pensions in Croatia

Czech Republic
CEDAW Committee Reviews Czech Republic 
Neo-Nazis Attack Roma in Czech Republic 
Czech Roma Unable to Return to Reconstructed Homes 
Police Officer Beats Czech Human Rights Official During Demonstration

European Union
EU Sends Formal Notice to 11 Member States Regarding Non-Compliance with the Race Equality Directive

Gendarmes Conduct Illegal Raid in Romani Community in France 
French Romani Representatives Lobby the Pope for Better Co-operation with French Church-Based Organisations

Germany Forcibly Expels Suicidal Romani Woman to Serbia and Montenegro 
German Holocaust Memorial to Pay Tribute to Roma and Sinti

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Report on Greece

CEDAW Finds Hungary Violated Convention in Sterilisation Case 
Neighbours Petition to Prevent Roma from Purchasing a Nearby House in Hungary

European Committee of Social Rights finds Italy in Violation of the Revised European Social Charter

17 Refugee Families Receive New Flats

Latvian Court Finds Employment Discrimination in Case Brought by Romani Woman

Macedonian Police Abuse Young Romani Man; Romani Youth Found Dead After Being Chased by Police 
Romani Pupils Segregated in Roma-Only Class in Macedonia 
Macedonian Employer Allegedly Discriminates against Romani Individuals 
Roma and Persons Perceived to be Romani Denied Access to Public Places in Macedonia

New Developments in Hadareni Pogrom Case 
Romanian Police Attack Roma 
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Report on Romania

Hundreds of Roma Rendered Homeless in Russia's Kaliningrad Region 
Racist Attacks on Roma in Russia Cause Death and Severe Injury 
Action against Hate Speech in Russia

Serbia & Montenegro
Bus Driver Physically Assaults Romani Boys in Serbia and Montenegro

Slovak Towns in Dispute Over Where to House Roma

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Report on Slovenia

Eleven-Year-Old Romani Girl Attacked at School in Spain

Racist Pogrom in Turkey 
Romani Residents Attacked in Istanbul's Dolapdere Neighbourhood 
Turkish Authorities Destroy Romani Neighbourhoods for Urban Development

Police Ill-treatment of Romani Suspect

United Kingdom
Dale Farm, the Largest Traveller Settlement in Britain, Under Threat


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