Italy : ‘Zero Tolerance for Roma’

29/11/2011 – Thousands 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.