Legal Victory in Hungarian Roma School Segregation Case

18 May 2007

According to a press release by the non-governmental organisation Chance for Children Foundation (CFCF), on 9 June 2006, the Debrecen appeals court overruled a negative first instance judgment in a case brought against the segregated education of Romani children in a school in the northeastern Hungarian city of Miskolc. The Court found that a decision that integrated seven schools without simultaneously redrawing the catchments areas of Miskolc upheld the segregation of Romani children, thus violating their right to equal treatment based on ethnic origin. The court ordered local authorities in Miskolc to publicise the finding through the Hungarian Press Agency.



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