Roma Rights

Italy: Municipality of Rome denies social housing to Roma living in formal camps - 27 February 2013

Romani families living in formal camps in Rome will not be able to gain access to social housing, according to new guidance from the local authorities. Scores of families had already filed their applications and many more were about to do so, when news of the discriminatory new guidance emerged.

Italy: Double standards: Italy’s housing policies discriminate against Roma - 30 October 2013

In Italy’s capital, Rome, people in need of housing are treated differently according to their ethnicity. This report exposes how the municipality of Rome has consistently designed and implemented housing policies that discriminate against Roma and violate their right to adequate housing.

Slovakia: Unfulfilled promises: Failing to end segregation of Roma pupils in Slovakia - 4 September 2013

Despite the acknowledgements, the political declarations and the judicial decisions denouncing school segregation of Roma, the situation of Romani children in Slovakia remains fundamentally unchanged.

Romania: Equality Body decision on discrimination of Roma by Cluj-Napoca municipality now final - 31 May 2013

The municipality of Cluj-Napoca discriminated against Roma inhabitants who were forcibly evicted from the centre of the city to its outskirts in December 2010. This was stated in the decision of the Romanian equality body which became final on 28 May 2013.

Romania: How the EBRD’s funding contributed to forced evictions in Craica, Romania - 5 March 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Union are providing a loan to SC Vital S.A., to fund a project for the extension and rehabilitation of the waste water and waste infrastructure in the Romanian town of Baia Mare. This project has led to forced evictions of Romani families in the Craica settlement in Baia Mare.

France: Saint Ouen forced eviction is the latest instance of a cruel policy with dire human rights consequences - 28 November 2013

France: Saint Ouen forced eviction is the latest instance of a cruel policy with dire human rights consequences

Europe: Facts of shame: Discrimination, forced evictions, segregation and violence against Roma in the European Union - 4 April 2013

Between 10 and 12 million Roma live in Europe; approximately half of them in EU member states. Eight out of 10 Roma households in the EU are at risk of poverty.

Europe: End forced evictions of Roma in Europe - 15 April 2013

European governments forcibly evict thousands of people from their homes, ignoring their obligations under international law. Most of those forcibly evicted are people who live in poverty or on the margins of society. This leaflet explains the right to adequate housing which includes the right not to be forcibly evicted – rights that belong to all human beings, everywhere.

Italy: Double standards: Italy’s housing policies discriminate against Roma - 30 October 2013

In Italy’s capital, Rome, people in need of housing are treated differently according to their ethnicity. The municipality of Rome has consistently designed and implemented housing policies that discriminate against Roma and violate their right to adequate housing.

France: Told to move on: Forced evictions of Roma in France - 25 September 2013

More than a year since the election of a new government, the cycle of repeated forced evictions continue to Roma people in France. The measures the French Government has taken are still insufficient to protect migrant Roma against this practice.

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