To ensure inclusive growth in the region and meet the objectives laid down in the Europe 2020 Strategy, the EU must give the highest priority to combating and preventing discrimination and social exclusion, especially against Romani communities.
29/11/2011Thousands of Roma in Italy live in camps located at the outskirts of urban areas, without access to most basic facilities. they face prejudice and hostility. Over the years, many human rights organizations have urged the Italian government to address this situation, end the discrimination experienced by Romani people and ensure respect of their human rights, including the right to adequate housing. This report recounts how the Italian authorities have turned their backs on these calls, and have treated Romani settlements as security threats.
21/11/2011This briefing is submitted as a follow up to Amnesty International’s submissions of May and November 2010, as well as the organization’s report Injustice renamed: Discrimination in education of Roma persists in the Czech Republic.
24/06/2011The European Commission is considering a review of the European Roma Platform with the objective to strengthen the Platform. We would very much welcome such a reform. In its current form, the European Roma Platform does not reach its objectives to ensure exchange of expertise, provide support and facilitate cooperation between all concerned parties in a meaningful way.
23/06/2011The right to adequate housing is a human right to which everyone is entitled without discrimination. However, in Romania, the right to housing is not effectively recognised or protected by national law. This often leaves people without access to justice for human rights violations.
11/04/2011The European Roma Policy Coalition (of which Amnesty International is a member) acknowledges the European Commission's political commitment to Roma inclusion, but criticises its failings in tackling Roma exclusion.
23/05/2013 For each rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, Amnesty International asks the presidency to commit itself to advancing human rights within the EU and worldwide. We also seek the presidency’s active ...
23/05/2013 This is part of a special ‘People on the Move’ series, highlighting the human rights violations faced by migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in every part of the world. These profiles are being published around the launch ...