Roma Rights

Five more years of injustice: Segregated education for Roma in Czech Republic - 8 November 2012

In 2007, the European Court of Human Rights found that the Czech Republic had violated the right of Romani children to an education free from discrimination, by placing them in “special schools”, which offered lower quality education.

Still separate, still unequal : Violations of the right to education of Romani children in Slovakia - 15 November 2007

This report shows that Romani children in Slovakia continue to be largely segregated in practice in inferior education.

A tale of two schools: Segregating Roma into special education in Slovakia - 24 July 2008

Almost all the pupils at the primary "special school" in Pavlovce nad Uhom, eastern Slovakia, are Roma.

Steps to end segregation in education: Briefing to the government of Slovakia - 2 September 2010

Amnesty International is deeply concerned that Romani children across Slovakia remain segregated in inferior education that traps them in a cycle of poverty and marginalization.

Unlock their future: End the segregation of Romani children in Slovakia's schools - 2 September 2010

Thousands of Romani children across Slovakia remain trapped in substandard education as a result of widespread discrimination and a school system that keeps failing them.

Right to education without discrimination: Policy brief to the Slovak government - 20 May 2011

Amnesty International and the Centre for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa pre občianske a ludské práva) submit this briefing to provide policy guidance to the Ministry of Education of Slovakia on the right to education without discrimination.

Briefing to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 48th session, May 2012 - 1 March 2012

This Amnesty International briefing to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights focuses on concerns regarding Slovakia’s compliance with the provisions for equal access of Romani children to education.

Parallel lives: Roma denied rights to housing and water in Slovenia - 16 March 2011

Almost all of the population in Slovenia has access to safe drinking water, but some Romani communities have to fetch their water from polluted streams or public taps.

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