Budapest, Tirana, Vilnius, 7 February 2012: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and national partners sent letters to Albanian and Lithuanian authorities expressing grave concerns over the forced evictions of Romani individuals during extreme weather conditions.
Budapest, Cordoba, 8 April 2010: At the September 2008 Roma Summit, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) drew the attention of European Union and national policy-makers to human rights standards for the protection of Roma.
UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Focuses on Situation of Roma, Legally Enshrined Exclusion of Minorities, During Periodic Review of Compliance by Bosnia with International Law
London, Budapest, New York, Sarajevo, 30 March 2006: NGOs and other independent observers today welcomed the concluding observations on Bosnia and Herzegovina of the United Nation's Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), made public this week.
ERRC Provides Detailed Comments on Human Rights Situation of Roma, Ashkalis, Egyptians and Other Persons Regarded as "Gypsies"
Government Urged to End Discrimination, Fulfil Fundamental Rights
Roma Seek Justice Internationally After Complete Failure by United Nations to Prevent or Remedy Extreme Environmental Harms
European Roma Rights Centre Urges Immediate Action
Joint Statement to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, 19-30 September 2005: Human Rights Situation of Roma in Kosovo
Warsaw, 19 September 2005. Three organizations today presented at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), convened in Warsaw, a statement detailing the need for justice for Roma in Kosovo, where despite six years of United Nations administration, extreme abuses prevail.
In 2000, WHO told UNMIK that the Roma living on the IDP camps in North Mitroveca had to be evacuated because the sites were toxic and contaminated with lead from the Trepca mine. No action was taken. In 2004, WHO tested the blood lead levels of the camp residents and again told UNMIK that immediate evacuation was necessary as the situation was a serious health hazard. Still in September 2005, the Roma have not been evacuated.
Memorandum of the European Roma Rights Centre
In the Aftermath of Ethnic Cleansing: Continued Persecution of Roma, Ashkalis, Egyptians and Others Perceived as "Gypsies" in Kosovo
27 June 2005, Brussels. The ERRC testified today before Members of the European Parliament about the state of human rights of Roma, Ashkalis, Egyptians and others regarded as "Gypsies" (RAE) in Kosovo.
The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC), an international public interest law organisation which monitors the situation of Roma in Europe and provides legal defence in cases of serious human rights abuse, is concerned about the situation of Roma in Macedonia, as ethnic relations in the country deteriorate and violence escalates to the point of war. The ERRC is concerned that:
- The serious human rights issues facing
Roma in Macedonia even prior to the conflict have never been addressed
adequately by Macedonian authorities.