ERRC Files Complaints Over Death of 6-Year-Old Romani Girl in Giugliano, Italy

25 March 2024

Brussels, 25 March 2024: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) has formally requested a comprehensive investigation into the tragic death of Michelle, a 6-year-old Romani girl who lost her life due to an electric shock at Giugliano camp in Naples, Italy.

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European Court asks if Czech police used ‘more than absolutely necessary force’ in the death of Stanislav Tomáš

29 February 2024

Prague, Brussels, 29 February 2024: The European Court of Human Rights has communicated the case against the Czech Republic for the death of Romani man Stanislav Tomáš while being forcibly restrained by police officers in Teplice in 2021.

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New Research Shows How Racism Prevents Roma, Sinti, & Travellers from Participating in Sport

13 February 2024

Brussels, 13 February 2024: A report published today demonstrates how antigypsyism (the specific form of structural racism faced by Romani and Traveller people) is the primary barrier preventing Roma, Sinti, and Travellers from participating in sport and physical activity in Europe.

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North Macedonian Equality Body Finds Discrimination & Segregation of Roma in Prilep School

01 February 2024

Brussels, 1 February 2024: North Macedonia’s Equality Body, the Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination, has issued an opinion against a primary school in Prilep for the “indirect, continued discrimination leading to segregation” of Romani pupils. 

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New Czech Volunteer-led Research & Legal Action Shows How Roma Can Combat Online Hate

24 January 2024

Brussels, Prague, 24 January 2024: Young Romani activists, part of a volunteer-led project to record and litigate against online hate speech in the Czech Republic, have today released a publication exposing the state of online hate against Roma in the country as well as a policy guide detailing what the government must do if it wants to effectively challenge it.

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ERRC Will Provide Legal Support to Romani Mother Abused by a Doctor in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

23 January 2024

Brussels, 23 January 2024: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) will provide legal support to a Romani woman, Ms. Marica Mihajlović, who was the victim of severe obstetric violence in Sremska Mitrovica General Hospital resulting in the death of her baby on 13th January 2024.

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Archived Press Releases

01 January 2022

The ERRC maintains a record of every public announcement we have made to the press. These provide information on human rights violations and ERRC legal actions, research and publications, submissions to international and national human rights bodies, other advocacy actions and human rights education outcomes. The press releases are listed by year and in reverse chronological order; click on the title to read the full version.

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