April 8, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák, called on the countries of the world Wednesday to focus on human rights struggles of the Roma people and to take action to end discrimination and racism. Wednesday marks International Roma Day. Izsák urged nations to protect minority ...[read more]
November 13, 2014
by Colleen Mallick
Romani children are continuing to be placed in special needs schools by Czech authorities, despite a European Court of Human Rights decision, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. The case was decided over seven years ago, and involved a group of primary-school Roma children who were ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Ann Schober
Amnesty International (AI) released a report Tuesday detailing the chronic prevalence of hate crimes and discrimination perpetrated against the Roma diaspora in Europe. The "briefing," released on International Roma Day, urges European leaders to "commit, visibly and wholeheartedly, to eradicating ...[read more]
September 14, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
An independent UN human rights expert on Friday urge Moldovan authorities to adopt regulations that allow for greater inclusion for those with disabilities and Romas into society. UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepulveda, recently finished a fact finding ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 30, 2008, the Italian Court of Cassation overturned the convictions of six Italian men for their distribution of anti-Roma literature. The court based its decision on the finding that the men's actions did not stem from racial hatred, but from the belief that all Roma are thieves. There ...[read more]
April 9, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A UN rights expert on Monday urged EU member states to do more to ensure that Roma peoples receive the support necessary to fully enjoy all their basic human rights. As Monday was International Roma Day, UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues Rita Izsak commended the international community for ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Amnesty International (AI) called upon the European Union (EU) on Thursday to end discrimination against Roma communities throughout Europe. There are roughly six million Roma throughout the EU, many of whom face abject poverty, substandard education, violent attacks and other forms of ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Addison Morris
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Hungary violated the European Convention on Human Rights by discriminating against Roma children and wrongly placing them in remedial schools. Istvan Horvath and Andras Kiss, two Roma men from the town of Nyiregyhaza, filed their claim ...[read more]
September 12, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday urged Italy to change its discriminatory policies against the country's Roma. In its report, AI revealed that in the 10 months after the "Nomad Emergency" was deemed unlawful by the Council of State, the highest administrative court, discrimination against ...[read more]
September 4, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 4, 2010, over 100,000 people protested against the security policies of President Nicolas Sarkozy. The protestors also called for the expulsion of illegal Roma communities and the bid by the French government to ban the wearing of the Muslim burqa. In August 2010, the UN Committee on ...[read more]

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