On 24 July 2012, more than 800 Roma and Ashkali people displaced from Kosovo had their homes and possessions destroyed following a fire at their settlement in the outskirts of Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica. Amnesty International is calling on the authorities to immediately provide them with adequate alternative accommodation.
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.
The Gazela Bridge Rehabilitation project, part of the Belgrade Highway and Bypass project funded by the EBRD and the European Investment Bank, led to the second largest forced eviction to date of Roma from informal settlements in Serbia. Amnesty International considers that the EBRD failed to carry out adequate human rights due diligence in order to identify potential negative human rights impacts in advance of the planned resettlement of Roma from the Gazela Bridge settlement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rovshen Yazmuhamedov, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist, was released from detention on 22 May in Turkmenistan after spending more than two weeks in custody. The charges against him are still unclear. It is likely he had been targeted in connection with his work as a journalist.