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French authorities forcibly evict 150 people, including 60 children - 27 August 2013

Headline Title:  French authorities forcibly evict 150 people, including 60 children The French authorities’ evictions of Romani communities across the country continue to flout international law a year after the government published an inter-ministerial circular on the issue, Amne The French authorities’ evictions of Romani communities across the country continue to flout international law a year after the government published an inter-ministerial circular on the issue. Media Node:  Bobigny forced eviction Nadka Story Location:  France 48° 54' 0.09" N, 2° 24' 21.6216" E “I woke up at 6 am this morning, the police came and it scared us. I knew we would have to leave, my mother had told me so. I don’t know where my family and I will go now. I don’t know if we will be able to go to school, but we definitely want to go. Today I was supposed to go to a refreshers course because next week I will start secondary school, but now I can’t go. ” Source:  David, aged 12, who was evicted for the fifth time Date:  Tue, 27/08/2013 “This morning, I saw entire families being rendered homeless and forced to leave everything behind. People did not know what to do or where to go. It's time for France to stop forcibly evicting people, and to respect international human rights law.” Source:  Marion Cadier, Amnesty International researcher on France Date:  Tue, 27/08/2013 URL:  France: New Roma forced evictions ‘shameful’ Description:  News story, 3 April 2013 URL:  France: Chased away: Forced evictions of Roma in Ile-de-France Description:  Report, 29 November 2012 URL:  Roma: Demanding equality and human rights Description:  Find out more about discrimination against Roma and take action

Romanian authorities leave 15 Roma families homeless and many more at risk - 6 August 2013

Headline Title:  Romanian authorities leave 15 Roma families homeless and many more at risk The Romanian authorities must immediately halt all forced evictions and provide those Romani families who were recently forced out of their homes with alternative housing, Amnesty International sai The Romanian authorities must immediately halt all forced evictions and provide those Romani families who were recently forced out of their homes with alternative housing. Media Node:  Romania Story Location:  Romania 44° 30' 40.0752" N, 27° 9' 29.5308" E “The situation of those who were forced out of their homes is desperate with many, including babies and young children, now sleeping rough. Many have described how police came in with bulldozers to demolish their homes. The authorities are still doing nothing to help them.” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Romania: Stop new forced eviction of Roma in Baia Mare Description:  Urgent Action, 6 August 2013 URL:  Romania: Pushed to the margins: Five stories of Roma forced evictions in Romania Description:  Report, 18 June 2013 URL:  Romania: Thousands of lives uprooted in forced evictions Description:  News Story, 18 June 2013 URL:  Romania: Pushed to the margins: Recommendations to the Romanian Government Description:  Report, 18 June 2013

République tchèque. Il faut protéger les Roms qui risquent d'être victimes de violences avant le début des manifestations d'extrême droite

Les autorités tchèques doivent protéger les populations roms contre la violence et les actes d'intimidation, ont déclaré Amnesty International et le Centre européen pour les droits des Roms (CEDR) à la veille de manifestations contre les Roms prévues dans tout le pays. Les autorités tchèques doivent protéger les populations roms contre la violence et les actes d'intimidation, ont déclaré Amnesty International et le Centre européen pour les droits des Roms (CEDR)

Czech Republic: Protect Roma at risk of violence ahead of far-right demonstrations

Czech authorities must protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) said ahead of planned anti-Roma demonstrations across the country. Czech authorities must protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) said ahead of planned

إسرائيل: ينبغي وضع حد لعمليات هدم منازل البدو في صحراء النقب فوراً - 18 July 2013

Headline Title:  إسرائيل: ينبغي وضع حد لعمليات هدم منازل البدو في صحراء النقب فوراً عقب ورود أنباء عن قيام "سلطة أراضي إسرائيل" بتجريف قرية العراقيب مرة أخرى، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إنه يتعين على إسرائيل وقف جميع عمليات هدم منازل البدو العرب في ق يتعين على إسرائيل وقف جميع عمليات هدم منازل البدو العرب في قراهم بصحراء النقب، التي رفضت الحكومة الاعتراف بها رسمياً Media Node:  Al-Araqib demolition - people AR Al-Araqib demolition - Sabah Abu Mudagham AR Story Location:  Israel 30° 55' 30.576" N, 34° 57' 30.5856" E “إن السلطات الإسرائيلية يجب أن توقف عمليات الهدم في تلك القرى، وأن تغير المسار كلياً بما يكفل حقوق جميع المواطنين في الحصول على سكن كاف” Source:  فيليب لوثر، مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Thu, 18/07/2013 URL:  Israel: Knesset urged not to pass law that would forcibly evict tens of thousands of Negev/Naqab Bedouin Description:  Briefing, 20 April 2013 URL:  Israel: New government must scrap plans to forcibly evict Bedouin Description:  News story, 20 April 2013 URL:  Israeli lawmakers: Don't evict tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens Description:  Take Action! URL:  Israel sues Bedouin villagers for cost of repeated evictions Description:  News story, 29 July 2011 URL:  Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Further information: Demand end to foresting of destroyed village Description:  Urgent action, 1 February 2011

Israel: Demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Negev desert must end immediately - 18 July 2013

Headline Title:  Israel: Halt demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Negev desert Israel must immediately halt all demolitions of Arab Bedouin homes in communities in the Negev/Naqab desert which the government has refused to recognize officially, Amnesty International said, fol Israel must immediately halt all demolitions of Arab Bedouin homes in communities in the Negev/Naqab desert which the government has refused to officially recognize. Media Node:  Al-Araqib demolition - people Al-Araqib demolition - Sabah Abu Mudagham Story Location:  Israel 30° 55' 30.576" N, 34° 57' 30.5856" E “The Israeli authorities must halt demolitions in these communities and change course completely to guarantee all citizens’ right to adequate housing ” Source:  Philip Luther, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Date:  Thu, 18/07/2013 URL:  Israel: Knesset urged not to pass law that would forcibly evict tens of thousands of Negev/Naqab Bedouin Description:  Briefing, 20 April 2013 URL:  Israel: New government must scrap plans to forcibly evict Bedouin Description:  News story, 20 April 2013 URL:  Israeli lawmakers: Don't evict tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens Description:  Take Action! URL:  Israel sues Bedouin villagers for cost of repeated evictions Description:  News story, 29 July 2011 URL:  Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Further information: Demand end to foresting of destroyed village Description:  Urgent action, 1 February 2011

Romania: Thousands of lives uprooted in forced evictions - 18 June 2013

Headline Title:  Romania: Thousands of lives uprooted in forced evictions The Romanian authorities betray thousands of their citizens through broken promises and total disregard of their right to adequate housing, Amnesty International said in a new report published toda The Romanian authorities betray thousands of their citizens through broken promises and total disregard of their right to adequate housing, Amnesty International said in a new report published today on forced evictions in the country. Media Node:  Pushed to the margins VIDEO: Roma evicted and pushed to the margins in Romania Twitter Tag:  RomaRights Story Location:  Romania 44° 42' 4.7844" N, 26° 23' 20.976" E “What we see in 21st century Romania is the deliberate expulsion from the society of vulnerable people who live below or on the poverty line and suffer from inadequate housing conditions. The current housing legislation in Romania falls far short of the international standards adopted by the Romanian government. In particular, it fails to ensure the right to adequate housing for all its citizens and to prohibit forced evictions” Source:  Barbora Černušáková, Amnesty International’s expert on Romania Date:  Tue, 18/06/2013 URL:  End forced evictions in Romania Description:  Take action!

Cambodia: Release mother imprisoned for housing rights activism - 3 June 2013

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Release mother imprisoned for housing rights activism The Cambodian authorities must release housing rights activist Yorm Bopha who was imprisoned after an unfair trial, Amnesty International said ahead of her appeal hearing this week. The Cambodian authorities must release housing rights activist and prisoner of conscience Yorm Bopha who was jailed after an unfair trial. Media Node:  POC Yorm Bopha Story Location:  Cambodia 12° 7' 56.73" N, 103° 30' 47.4624" E “The lack of credible evidence against Yorm Bopha suggests that the charges were baseless and she should not have been convicted. Yorm Bopha should be released immediately and unconditionally” Source:  Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director Date:  Mon, 03/06/2013 URL:  Cambodia: Further information: Cambodian human rights defenders convicted Description:  Urgent action, 30 January 2013 URL:  Cambodia: Women face jail for defending housing rights Description:  Urgent action, 17 December 2012 URL:  Cambodia: Imprisoned for speaking out: Update on Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak Lake Description:  Report, 26 June 2012 URL:  Cambodia: Quash convictions of 13 women imprisoned for ‘speaking out’ Description:  Press release, 26 June 2012

European Court again chides Greece over discrimination against Roma schoolchildren - 30 May 2013

Headline Title:  European Court slams Greece over Roma discrimination in schools The Greek authorities must immediately stop segregating Romani schoolchildren from their peers, Amnesty International urged today after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the practice in Greece must immediately stop segregating Romani schoolchildren from their peers following a third European Court of Human Rights against discrimination of Roma in Greek schools. Media Node:  Schoolchildren Twitter Tag:  RomaRights Story Location:  Greece 38° 36' 40.6476" N, 22° 5' 36.6216" E “It’s shameful that, despite three separate European Court rulings now, Greece has failed to change its ongoing discrimination against Romani schoolchildren and the flagrant violation of their right to education” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 30/05/2013 URL:  Human rights here, Roma rights now Description:  Campaign page URL:  Wake-up call for a giant: The EU must end discrimination against Roma Description:  News story, 4 April 2013 URL:  Governments urged to end segregation of Roma in schools after the European Court rules against Hungary Description:  News story, 30 January 2013 URL:  Five more years of injustice: Segregated education for Roma in Czech Republic Description:  Report, 8 November 2012

تقرير عام 2013 : العالم يزداد خطراً على اللاجئين والمهاجرين - 23 May 2013

Headline Title:  تقرير عام 2013 : العالم يزداد خطراً على اللاجئين والمهاجرين (لندن)- مع إصدار تقييمها السنوي لحالة حقوق الإنسان في العالم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن التقاعس العالمي مع إصدار تقييمها السنوي لحالة حقوق الإنسان في العالم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن التقاعس العالمي تجاه حقوق الإنسان يجعل العالم مكاناً خطِراً على اللاجئين والمهاجرين على نحو متزايد Media Node:  AIR refugee Yida AR Twitter Tag:  AIR2013 Story Location:  المملكة المتحدة 51° 31' 15.798" N, 0° 4' 36.8544" W See map: Google Maps “إن عدم التصدي لأوضاع النزاعات بشكل فعال يخلق طبقة دنيا كونية. وإن حقوق الذين يفرون من أتون النزاعات لا تحظى بالحماية. وتنتهك حكومات عديدة حقوق الإنسان باسم الحد من الهجرة - متجاوزةً بذلك تدابير مراقبة الحدود المشروعة” Source:  سليل شتي الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Thu, 23/05/2013 URL:  Annual Report 2013 Description:  The state of the world's human rights URL:  Human rights know no borders Description:  Essay by Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary-General URL:  Global update Description:  Key events in human rights in 2013 URL:  World by region Description:  A human rights roundup by region

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