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Summer roundup: news stories from Canada and Europe

Summer roundup Discrimination never goes on vacation… Here’s a roundup of some big (and/or interesting) stories over these past three summer months about Roma in Canada and Europe. But what did we miss? Post your links and thoughts in the comments section. News from Canada: Supreme Court rules that cuts to refugee health care are … Continue reading

Hungarian City Set to ‘Expel’ Its Roma – ERRC.org

Editor’s note:  Miskolc is one of the main cities of origin of Hungarian Roma refugee claimants who have come to Canada in search of sanctuary.  Many have now returned, either via deportation or because they have given up on their refugee claims in the face of dim prospects of acceptance.  Recall how in October 2012, then-Minister of Immigration Jason … Continue reading

Milan Authorities Continue Evicting Roma – ERRC.org

“Budapest, Milan, 13 March 2014: This morning, two more Roma settlements were forcibly evicted in Milan, Italy. Meanwhile, Roma evicted on 3 March are still living on the street. All the residents evicted today were victims of previous forced evictions. The ERRC is legally challenging these evictions.” Read more: via Milan Authorities Continue Evicting Roma … Continue reading

Forced Evictions of Roma double in France, as Authorities Pursue Failed, Expensive Policy – ERRC.org

“Budapest, Paris, 14 January 2014: French authorities forcibly evicted more than 21.537 Romani migrants in 2013, more than double the total for 2012. Law enforcement officers carried out 165 evictions affecting almost 19.380 people. There were 22 evictions due to fire, affecting 2.157 Roma…” via Forced Evictions of Roma double in France, as Authorities Pursue … Continue reading

Romanian Court Victory – Forced Eviction of Roma to Pata-Rât was Illegal – ERRC.org

“Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, London, 7 January 2014: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Amnesty International welcome the decision of the Cluj-Napoca County Court (Tribunal) that the Mayor’s decision to forcibly evict around 300 Roma in December 2010, to a site adjacent to a waste dump, was illegal.” via Romanian Court Victory – Forced Eviction of … Continue reading

Roma in France Face Multiple Evictions – ERRC.org

“Budapest, 8 March 2013: Roma from Aubervilliers have faced multiple evictions, with disproportionate use of police force, after their settlement was burned down last month. The European Roma Rights Centre and Médecins du Monde sent a letter to French authorities asking them to provide assistance for the families.” Read more: via Roma in France Face … Continue reading

ERRC urges Italy to Rethink Roma Evictions – ERRC.org

“Budapest, Rome, Milan, 21 December 2012:  The ERRC has sent a joint letter of concern to Milan authorities today, urging them to rethink the planned eviction of Roma from an informal camp at via Dione Cassio. The 85 affected Romani people have not received adequate communication about the planned eviction. The Municipality has not said … Continue reading

Most of Roma migrants in France come from Romania, Bulgaria: Amnesty International – FOCUS Information Agency

“Paris. Most of the estimated 15,000 migrant Roma living in France come from Romania, and some from Bulgaria; almost all are fleeing chronic poverty and discrimination in their countries of origin, , Amnesty International says in a report published today. As non-French EU citizens, they are prohibited by French law from staying in the country … Continue reading

Italian Courts Must Respect Human Rights in Ruling on Relocation of Roma – ERRC.org

Italian Courts Must Respect Human Rights in Ruling on Relocation of Roma 7 November 2012 Budapest, Rome, 7 November 2012: The European Roma Rights Centre is calling for Italian courts and authorities to uphold human rights standards when addressing Roma housing in the run up to a crucial hearing on legality of La Barbuta, a … Continue reading

The New Anti-capitalist Party and the expulsion of the Roma from France

“The racist expulsions of Roma carried out by the French Socialist Party (PS), whose election the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) supported, reveal the reactionary character of the NPA’s support for the PS. The NPA attempts to hide its political culpability in the persecution of the Roma by maintaining a virtual silence on the subject. The … Continue reading

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