11/12/2012The Council of Europe has called on the Czech Republic to end the segregation of Romani school children. Meeting last week, the Committee of Ministers urged the Czech Government swiftly to provide information about substantive results on the ground. Five years after the European Court of Human Rights condemned the disproportionate placement of Romani children in schools which teach only a limited curriculum, the situation remains largely unchanged. The Court found this practice, which is still in use, to be discriminatory.
10/12/2012As the leaders of the three European Union institutions prepare jointly to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo today, Amnesty International has recognised the EU’s contribution to peace in Europe over the past 55 years, but has warned that the past achievements which the prize acknowledges are under growing threat.
29/11/2012In a report issued today, Amnesty International has urged the European Union to scrutinise France’s treatment of its Roma population. The report, Chased Away: Forced evictions of Roma in the Ile-de-France, exposes the harmful impact of forced evictions on Roma people’s lives.
08/11/2012Five 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.
02/10/2012Amnesty International and ILGA-Europe today issued a message of support to the 2012 Belgrade Pride, which begins with a week of cultural and political meetings and activities culminating in a Pride march on 6 October and ends the following day.
10/08/2012Authorities in the Czech city of Ostrava are planning to evict some 40 Roma families who rent homes in the Přednádraží district.
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 ...