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Slovak police said to have proceeded correctly during intervention at Romani settlement

Bratislava, Slovakia, 31.7.2013 17:24, (ROMEA) Yesterday Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák told journalists that his ministry's Inspectorate has found that the Slovak Police did not commit any errors during an intervention at a Romani settlement in eastern Slovakia this past June. NGOs and Romani residents had protested the alleged brutality of the police during the incident.  full story

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AI petition asking EU to halt discrimination of Roma gets almost 100 000 signatures

Brussels/Prague, 26.6.2013 17:42, (ROMEA) Almost 100 000 people from around the world have signed a petition by Amnesty International (AI) supporting the rights of Romani people in the European Union. The AI document calls on the European Commission to halt discrimination against Romani people in Europe and force the Member States to uphold EU anti-discrimination law. The Commission is preparing to publish a report on the integration of Roma today.  full story

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Brussels: AI stages eviction of Romani settlement on International Romani Day

Brussels, Belgium, 9.4.2013 16:55, (ROMEA) A “happening” portraying the forced eviction of a Romani settlement was staged yesterday in Brussels by the human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) in order to draw attention to the situation of Romani people in Europe. Yesterday the European Commission also emphasized that improving the situation of Romani people is one of the greatest challenges Europe faces.  full story

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Amnesty International calls for an end to discrimination against Romani people in Europe

London/Prague, 6.4.2013 21:14, (ROMEA) On the occasion of International Romani Day on 8 April, Amnesty International (AI) is warning the European Union that it is not doing enough to end discrimination against Romani people in the Member States. The world’s largest human rights organization has launched a Europe-wide campaign called “Human Rights Here, Roma Rights Now”.  full story

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Amnesty International: Human rights here, Roma rights now!

Brussels, 26.3.2013 10:07, (ROMEA) Launch of campaign to end discrimination against Roma in Europe  full story

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France: Roma may file charges against Interior Minister for inciting hatred

Paris, 22.3.2013 15:52, (ROMEA) The Romani community of France is considering filing charges against Interior Minister Manuel Valls for incitement of racial hatred after he was quoted in the right-wing paper Le Figaro as saying that Romani people who come to live in France "obviously do not want to integrate into society". The community accuses the minister of targeting Romani people on the basis of their ethnicity and race.  full story

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New route to justice for poorest being denied to millions

London, UK, 20.2.2013 16:25, (ROMEA) People who have their economic, social and cultural rights routinely trampled on are set to gain a fresh route to justice via the UN – but once in force it will only immediately apply to 10 nations, Amnesty International said.  full story

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Romania: They dump the Roma to the landfill

Romania, 18.2.2013 13:11, (ROMEA) In December 2012 the ERRC published its report on the Romanian Roma eviction to a rubbish dump. On the 17th December of 2010 the Romanian government evicted 270 people from the Coastei Street in the centre of Cluj-Napoca, even though it is forbidden by the Romanian law to carry out eviction during winter. The families living there just got the notice one day before they were evicted from the homes, in which they were living for 20 years. They were sent to Pata Rât which is located right next to the municipal landfill and dump. It is still operating, despite its official ‘closing’ because it could not comply with the EU waste management obligations.  full story

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Italy: Forced evictions still continue

Italy, 17.1.2013 11:05, (ROMEA) Forced evictions of Romani communities and discrimination against them continued. The “Nomad Emergency” 9a state of emergency declared in 2008 in relation to the settlement of nomad communities in several Italian regions) was declared unlawful by the Council of State in November 2011  full story

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AI, ERRC: Czech Government still discriminates against Romani school children

Brussels, 8.11.2012 13:01, (ROMEA) Five years after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that sending Romani children in the Czech Republic to ‘special’ and Roma-only schools is discriminatory, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) have urged the European Union to press the Czech Government to comply with EU anti-discrimination laws, including the Race Equality Directive, backed by the threat of action for non-compliance.  full story

Europe's 12 million Roma still face discrimination, segregation and racism in many countries. (FOTO: Amnesty International)

Fotis Filippou: Europe’s Roma discrimination shame

London, 27.10.2012 19:02, (CNN) A new memorial in Berlin to commemorate hundreds of thousands of Roma who were systematically murdered by the Nazis during World War II is an important official step towards marking the atrocities of the past. But given the treatment of Roma in today’s Europe, the monument near the Reichstag should give current political leaders pause for thought about the 12 million Roma who continue to face prejudice and persecution across the continent.  full story

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