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Letter to Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU: Amnesty International report on racist violence (08/04/2014) The briefing reveals that discrimination, including hate motivated violence against Roma people and communities by the police, private individuals, and groups are widespread throughout the European Union (EU). It looks at emblematic cases in three countries - the Czech Republic, France and Greece - and highlights that the response of the authorities to date has been inadequate.

Charalampos Athanasiou, Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights
Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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Letter to CoE Secretary General on AI's report: Europe's failure to protect Roma from racist violenc (08/04/2014) To mark International Roma Day, the report examines cases of hate motivated violence and harassment perpetrated against Roma by state and non-state actors in the Czech Republic, France and Greece. Amnesty International urges the Secretary General to ensure that the Council of Europe raises these concerns with member states and effectively addresses the issue of hate motivated violence ...

Mr Thobjørn Jagland, Secretary General - Council of Europe
Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights  
Anne Brasseurs, PACE President 

Cc: Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues,
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

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Letter to President Barroso on Amnesty International report on racist violence against Roma (08/04/2014) The briefing reveals that discrimination, including hate motivated violence against Roma people and communities by the police, private individuals, and groups are widespread throughout the European Union (EU). It looks at emblematic cases in three countries - the Czech Republic, France and Greece - and highlights that the response of the authorities to date has been inadequate.

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission

 

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