Letter to CoE Secretary General on AI’s report: Europe’s failure to protect Roma from racist violenc

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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

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 perpetrated against Roma in the context of its work on the rights of Roma people.