Roma Rights

Czech Republic: Roma families at imminent risk of forced eviction - 3 August 2012

Headline Title:  Czech Republic: Roma families at imminent risk of forced eviction Dozens of Roma families living in rental accommodation in the north-eastern Czech town of Ostrava face being forcibly evicted over the weekend, Amnesty International and More than 40 Roma families face a possible forced eviction this weekend in the north-eastern Czech Republic town of Ostrava. Media Node:  Ostrava Roma Story Location:  Czech Republic 50° 3' 21.4668" N, 17° 21' 30.2328" E URL:  Czech Republic: Continuing discrimination of Romani children in education Description:  Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, 1 April 2012 URL:  Four years after: Czech Republic fails to address discrimination of Romani children in education Description:  Public statement, 15 November 2011 URL:  Czech Republic: Police fails to protect the Roma of Nový Bydžov Description:  Public statement, 16 March 2011 URL:  Demand Dignity Description:  Campaign page

Serbia: Se da acceso al agua potable a familias romaníes desalojadas - 19 July 2012

Headline Title:  Serbia: Se da acceso al agua potable a familias romaníes La acción de Amnistía Internacional ha empujado a las autoridades de la ciudad serbia de Niš a dar acceso al suministro de agua potable a familias romaníes que habían sido desalojadas forzadamente La acción de Amnistía Internacional ha empujado a autoridades serbias a dar acceso al suministro de agua potable a familias romaníes desalojadas. Media Node:  Nis Roma water_es Nis Roma families_es Story Location:  Serbia 43° 16' 28.8192" N, 21° 43' 31.6704" E “El acceso permanente a agua potable y limpia es un paso corto pero bienvenido hacia la plena garantía de los derechos de estas familias.” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, directora adjunta del Programa para Europa y Asia Central de Amnistía Internacional. Date:  Thu, 19/07/2012 URL:  Serbia: Romani families denied the right to water Description:  Urgent action, 4 July 2012 URL:  Serbia: Hundreds of families face uncertainty after Belvil eviction Description:  News story, 26 April 2012 URL:  Serbia must halt forced eviction of 1000 people from Belvil settlement Description:  Public statement, 25 April 2012

Serbie : les familles roms expulsées ont enfin obtenu un accès à l'eau - 19 July 2012

Headline Title:  Serbie : les familles roms expulsées ont enfin obtenu un accès à l'eau L'action menée par Amnesty International a conduit les autorités de la ville de Nis, en Serbie, à fournir de l'eau potable aux familles roms qui ont subi une expulsion forcée à Belgrade, la capital L'action menée par Amnesty International a conduit les autorités serbes à fournir de l'eau potable aux familles roms expulsées. Media Node:  Nis Roma water_fr Nis Roma families_fr Story Location:  Serbia 43° 16' 28.8192" N, 21° 43' 31.6704" E “L'accès permanent à l'eau potable représente un progrès modeste mais très appréciable en vue du respect des droits de ces familles.” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, directrice adjointe du programme Europe et Asie centrale d'Amnesty International URL:  Serbie. Des familles roms privées du droit à l'eau Description:  Action urgente, 4 juillet 2012 URL:  Serbie. Des centaines de familles dans l'incertitude après l'expulsion de Belvil Description:  Communiqué de presse, 26 avril 2012 URL:  La Serbie doit interrompre l'expulsion forcée d'un millier de personnes vivant dans le quartier de Belvil Description:  Déclaration publique, 25 avril 2012

Serbia: Evicted Roma families finally granted access to water - 19 July 2012

Headline Title:  Serbia: Evicted Roma families finally granted access to water Action by Amnesty International has prompted the authorities in the Serbian city of Nis to supply drinking water to Roma families who were forcibly evicted from their homes in the capital Belgrade Action by Amnesty International has prompted Serbian authorities to supply drinking water to evicted Roma families. Media Node:  Nis Roma water Nis Roma families Story Location:  Serbia 43° 16' 28.8192" N, 21° 43' 31.6704" E “Having continuous access to clean drinking water is a small but welcome step towards guaranteeing these families their rights” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director at Amnesty International. Date:  Thu, 19/07/2012 URL:  Serbia: Romani families denied the right to water Description:  Urgent action, 4 July 2012 URL:  Serbia: Hundreds of families face uncertainty after Belvil eviction Description:  News story, 26 April 2012 URL:  Serbia must halt forced eviction of 1000 people from Belvil settlement Description:  Public statement, 25 April 2012

Italy: Halt closure of authorized Roma camp - 28 June 2012

Headline Title:  Italy: Halt closure of authorized Roma camp The Italian authorities must immediately stop plans to evict Roma families from a camp on the outskirts of Rome, and should instead improve housing conditions there, Amnesty International said toda Authorities in Rome plan to evict Roma families from the Tor de'Cenci settlement, forcing families to resettle in an isolated and racially segregated camp. Media Node:  Tor de Cenci camp Story Location:  United Kingdom 41° 49' 2.0928" N, 12° 39' 42.2748" E See map: Google Maps “The Italian authorities should refrain from evicting residents who are not willing to relocate, and take steps in consultation with residents to restore adequate housing conditions and infrastructure in the camp” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director at Amnesty International

Romania: Housing law must protect the vulnerable - 7 May 2012

Headline Title:  Romania: Housing law must protect the vulnerable Romania’s continuing economic challenges that have seen two governments fall in fewer than three months are all the more reason for the authorities at all levels to close legal loopholes that affec Romania must safeguard the right to housing for some of the country's most marginalized groups. Media Node:  Romania housing Story Location:  United Kingdom 45° 10' 36.7464" N, 21° 31' 59.5308" E See map: Google Maps “The absence of fundamental legal protections gives the green light to local authorities to put vulnerable families in even more appalling living conditions” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director

Serbia: Hundreds of families face uncertainty after Belvil eviction - 26 April 2012

Headline Title:  Serbia: Hundreds of families face uncertainty after Belvil eviction Some 250 Roma families were forcibly evicted from Belgrade's Belvil settlement despite a lack of proper consultation. Story Location:  Serbia 44° 48' 45.6984" N, 20° 25' 7.5972" E URL:  Serbia must halt forced eviction of 1000 people from Belvil settlement Description:  Public statement, 25 April 2012 URL:  Serbia: Roma families at immediate risk of eviction Description:  Urgent action, 19 March 2012

International Roma Day highlights discrimination against European Roma - 5 April 2012

Headline Title:  International Roma Day highlights discrimination of Roma International Roma Day on April 8 is an opportunity to celebrate Romani culture but also to highlight the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life. The Roma, numbering between 10 and 12 million people, are one of Europe’s largest and most disadvantaged minorities. Media Node:  Roma Via Severini Story Location:  United Kingdom 42° 19' 59.1636" N, 13° 5' 44.5308" E See map: Google Maps “International Roma Day means nothing if governments fail to guarantee basic rights to Roma” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director

Albania: Temporary solutions are no solutions for evicted Roma families in Tirana - 3 February 2012

Headline Title:  Roma families in Tirana face imminent forced eviction  The Albanian authorities must immediately provide adequate housing for around 35 Roma families who face imminent forced eviction or have already been forcibly evicted, Amnesty International s Scores of Roma families in Tirana face imminent forced eviction or have already been forcibly evicted from their homes. Media Node:  Roma Albania Tirana Story Location:  United Kingdom 40° 55' 40.4436" N, 19° 51' 47.8116" E See map: Google Maps “The Albanian authorities are violating international law when they force people out of their homes without legal protection” Source:  Jezerca, Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director

L'Italie doit réparer les torts causés aux Roms - 29 November 2011

Headline Title:  L'Italie doit réparer les torts causés aux Roms Les autorités italiennes doivent agir immédiatement afin de lutter contre les discriminations dont les Roms sont victimes et proposer des recours aux personnes ayant fait les frais de violations de En application de la loi italienne illégale « Urgence Nomades », les autorités ont procédé à de nombreuses expulsions forcées, jetant à la rue des centaines de familles roms à Milan. Media Node:  Italy Roma_fr Twitter Tag:  DemandDignity Story Location:  Italy 45° 29' 9.3084" N, 9° 11' 22.992" E “Décréter l'état d'urgence sans aucun fondement afin de prendre pour cible une minorité ethnique, puis le maintenir en vigueur pendant trois ans et demi, est scandaleux.” Source:  Valentina Vitali, spécialiste de l'Italie à Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 29/11/2011 URL:  Italy: The wrong answer: Italy's 'Nomad Plan' violates the housing rights of Roma in Rome Description:  Plaquette, 11 mars 2010 URL:  Italy: The witch-hunt against Roma people must end Description:  Rapport, 23 juillet 2008 URL:  Italy: Anti-Roma events in Italy are a wake up call for the EU Description:  Déclaration conjointe, 20 mai 2008

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