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Bulgaria: Authorities must effectively and thoroughly investigate the ...
26/04/2016 - Amnesty International has called on the Bulgarian authorities to fulfil their obligation to carry out a prompt, effective, adequate and thorough investigation into an alleged racist crime against a Romani teenager .
Reignite the Fight, and Take Injustice Personally
13/04/2016 - Speech by Head of Amnesty International's European Institutions Office Iverna McGowan in acceptance of Amnesty International being awarded the Sinti and Roma European Civil Rights Prize 2016.
Czech Republic: Eight years after the D.H. judgement a comprehensive ...
13/11/2015 - Eight years ago today, the Czech Republic was condemned by the European Court of Human Rights for discriminating against Roma children in its education system. NGOs including Amnesty are calling on the Czech authorities to specifically ear-mark funding to providing inclusive education in next year’s budget, prior to the new regulation entering into force on 1 September 2016.
Slovakia: Racist stereotyping should not determine education policy - ...
11/06/2015 - The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Amnesty International and the Open Society Foundation Bratislava (OSF) call on the Slovak government to refute the use of the “incest-argument” to justify segregated education for Romani children in Slovakia.
Romania: Eforie municipality threatens to evict Roma families third time ...
30/04/2015 - About 30 Roma, half of them children, are at imminent risk of being forcibly evicted once again by the local municipality of Eforie, in south-east Romania. Amnesty International, European Roma Rights Centre and Romani CRISS are calling on the Eforie municipality to refrain from carrying out any forced eviction.
Must Try Harder: Ethnic Discrimination of Romani Children in Czech Schools
22/04/2015 - Must try harder: Ethnic discrimination of Romani Children in Czech schools, documents how the the Czech authorities are violating the human rights of Romani children in schools across the country. Romani children are segregated in mainstream education in Roma-only separate classes, buildings and schools and even placed in schools for pupils with “mild mental disabilities”. Those in ethnically mixed schools experience bullying, and harassment.
NGOs deeply concerned over discriminatory remarks by Romanian ...
26/11/2014 - On 20 – 21 November 2014, almost 20 years since its last review, Romania again appeared in front of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). NGOs present during the review sessions are deeply concerned over discriminatory statements by the Romanian representatives and the government’s failure to engage in a constructive dialogue with the UN Committee as to the extent of which civil society organizations consider that Romania has failed to meet its international obligations prescribed by the Covenant.
Czech Republic must put an end to unlawful segregation of Romani children
13/11/2014 - Tomorrow marks seven years since the European Court of Human Rights found the Czech Republic to be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights with respect to unlawful discrimination of Romani pupils in the Czech education system. Seven years on, these violations of the right to education and discrimination have not been addressed and Roma pupils continue to experience segregated education across the country.
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