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2.7.2014, belami.rs – [VIDEO] Roma held a protest in front of City hall

Roma from Nis settlement Crvena Zvezda to whom joined Roma from other Nis settlements, around 200 of them, held a protest in front of the City hall, because they don’t have electricity already for one month and they request from city to help them. Electricity had been turned off to them because of debt of 9 million dinars. Director of ... Read More »

2.7.2014, evropa.gov.rs – Training for the creation of business plans as support for employment of Roma men and women

Program of support of employment of Roma men and women is created within the project “We are here together – European support for Roma inclusion”, which is funded by European Union and realized by the OSCE Mission to Serbia. After mapping current successful economic initiatives for employment of Roma entrepreneurs at the beginning of 2014, during June had been organized ... Read More »

2.7.2014, NIAR – In Serbia more than half Roma live in big cities

Out of 147.604 of those who expressed themselves as Roma on the census of population of Serbia in 2011, 60% lives in urban environments, while 40% lives on village. By regions, most represented are in southern and eastern Serbia, where live 57.239 or 3,66% out of total population of that region. Vojvodina follows with 42.391 or 2,19%,  then Belgrade with ... Read More »

2.7.2014, NIAR – Roma sue the state of Ireland

Two Roma families from whom the state of Ireland took away children in October 2013 because of suspicions that they had been kidnapped and that they don’t belong biologically to Roma, are suing the state of Ireland because of violation of constitutional rights, unjustified detention, negligence of children rights and inflicted distress. For who knows what time Roma are victims ... Read More »

2.7.2014, OSCE – Michael Georg Link takes up post as new ODIHR director

Michael Georg Link of Germany assumed his new duties on Tuesday as director of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Beginning his tenure as ODIHR director, Link stressed that OSCE participating States laid the foundation for the Office’s work to protect and promote respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights at the very beginning of the ... Read More »

2.7.2014, ERIO – Joint statement: Strengthening the European Parliament’s capacity to act against racism: MEPs must coordinate their efforts

The European Parliament is the only directly elected European Union (EU) body and one of the  largest democratic assemblies in the world. It represents the people of the EU. The European  Parliament co-adopts EU laws together with representatives of the Member States. The progression of far-right parties and parties propagating xenophobic and racist ideas in the 22-25  May 2014 Elections ... Read More »

2.7.2014, ERRC – ERRC Welcomes Irish Government’s Apology and Hopes this Will Set an Example for All Governments

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) welcomes the Irish Government’s multiple apologies regarding the unlawful removal of two Romani children from their families in October 2013 and the publication of the report by the Ombudsman for Children on the same matter. The ERRC urges the Irish authorities to develop the necessary policy and legal mechanisms, as suggested in the Ombudsman’s ... Read More »

2.7.2014, THE ROM IN THE AMERICAS – THE ROM OF BRAZIL

Written by: Prepared by: Jorge M. Fernandez Bernal Orfej Haliti THE ROM OF BRAZIL   There is much igorance about South America; and one fact little known among many people is that Brazil is full of Rom. The Romani presence in Brazil can be traced back to the XVIth century at the time of the banishment of Portuguese Kalons to ... Read More »

Bajram Haliti: “Racial directive”

Council of Europe Directive 2000/43/EC, Implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or  ethnic origin, formally called ‘‘Racial Equality Directive’, is the strongest EU instrument regarding the issue of fight against racism, adopted in June 2000. Directive sets the framework of minimum requirements for the “fight against discrimination on the basis of racial or ethnic origin, ... Read More »

1.7.2014, Vijesti Online – Roma cattlewoman don’t have where to go: I am going to beggars

“I was always against begging, but now I am thinking to remove every sheep and lamb until autumn, to put a bag on my shoulder…go from home to home and beg.” Although it is talked about her as a non-typical Roma woman, it appears that Slavka Adzovic from Niksic will be forced to accept what she had been trying for ... Read More »