Discrimination against Roma persists in various forms in several European countries. Amnesty International launches a new report on the discrimination of Roma children in primary education. This report looks at the youngest victims of discrimination in three countries of the former-Yugoslavia: Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.
The recent disturbing events in Slovenia, where a Romani family has been evicted to a refugee centre on account of racist threats and attacks by a mob, reinforce Amnesty International’s concerns for the safety of Roma minority in this Member State. Slovenia has also not fulfilled its obligations in restoring the rights and granting compensation to all that were erased” from public registers during the country’s transition to independence.
Links to reports/information:
- Summary Report: “False starts: the exclusion of Romani children from primary education in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia” (November 2006, AI index EUR 05/003/2006) – illustrated document 16 pages.
- Full Report – document 83 pages.
- Further information and country related reports.
For further comment/background and interviews:
Amnesty International EU Office (Brussels)
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