Italy: 'Zero tolerance for Roma': Forced evictions and discrimination against Roma in Milan

Italy: 'Zero tolerance for Roma': Forced evictions and discrimination against Roma in Milan

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Index Number: EUR 30/020/2011
Date Published: 29 November 2011
Categories: Italy

Thousands of Roma in Italy live in camps located at the outskirts of urban areas, without access to most basic facilities. This report recounts how the Italian authorities have implemented measures which deny these communities basic legal protections, and impose discriminatory restrictions on their rights to housing, privacy and family life. In addition, the authorities in Milan have forcibly evicted Roma from their homes. Amnesty International calls on the Italian authorities to address the widespread discrimination against Romani people.


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