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Human rights official: Segregation of Roma at school not changing | Prague Monitor

Prague, Feb 27 (CTK) – Segregation of Romany children at school is not much decreasing in spite of the criticism which the country has faced for a long time, Czech Government Human Rights Commissioner Monika Simunkova told CTK Monday in reaction to the Council of Europe’s (CE) latest report.

The report was released by Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg released Monday.

He writes that too many Romany children are still placed in special [newly called practical] schools in spite of a law from 2004 that was designed to improve the situation.

It is estimated that 30 percent of Romany children are sent to these schools over their light mental disability, compared with a mere 2 percent of non-Romany children.

via Human rights official: Segregation of Roma at school not changing | Prague Monitor.

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