Archive July 2014

15.7.2014, humanrightseurope.org – Court: Bosnia and Herzegovina must establish a political system for elections without discrimination

Human rights judges have urged the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to establish a non-discriminatory political system. In today’s chamber judgment in the case of Zornić v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (application no. 3681/06), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held: by six votes to one, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of ... Read More »

15.7.2014, romea.cz – Czech Police arrest man who painted Nazi graffiti

Police have charged a 24-year-old man from the town of Litvínov (Most district) with displaying sympathy for a movement aimed at suppressing human rights and freedoms and criminal property damage. The man has admitted to spray-painting Nazi symbols on a building in the outskirts of the town of Most. Ludmila Světláková, spokesperson for the Most Police, informed the Czech News ... Read More »

14.7.2014, NIAR – Ibrahim Osmani: Language is first and most important characteristic of nation

Professor Ibrahim Osmani said today for “Journalistic-informative agency of Roma” in written form: “Every nation speaks with its language and by that it is recognized to which national belonging it belongs. Roma’s wish to have its standardized language in public institutions, just like other nations, is understandable and justified. Standardization was very difficult at other nations too when the literary ... Read More »

14.7.2014, NIAR – Bajram Haliti: Serbia have undertaken great number of measures to fight against racism and intolerance

Bajram Haliti, editor-in-chief of “Journalistic-informative agency of Roma”, have welcomed today in written form measures of Aleksadar Vucic’ Government, which: undertook great number of activities to fight against racism and intolerance. It is a signer of Convention about elimination of all forms of racial discrimination and Protocol 12 of European convention about human rights, which contains the general anti-discriminatory clause. ... Read More »

14.7.2014, fare network – Polish far-right groups stir up anti-Roma hatred in the shadow of Auschwitz

Less than 20 miles from Auschwitz, where once they shouted “Jews out”, football fans chant “Gypsies out”. The small Roma community of Andrychow is living in fear since Polish far-right groups began a campaign of harassment against them. The campaign began with a rally last month where the chant “Cyganies raus” (Gypsies or Roma out) was heard and has continued ... Read More »

14.7.2014, romea.cz – Czech film festival awards film about Romani boxer

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival chose 15 projects out of 51 submissions to compete as part of its “2014 Works in Progress” feature for awards on 7 July 2014. An international jury then selected the most promising film to receive a prize of EUR 10 000 worth of services from the festival’s partner, Barrandov Studios. The best film in ... Read More »

13.7.2014, TANJUG – Roma for two months in collective center, Vulin visited them

LAZAREVAC – More than 90 people, mostly Roma from Veliki Crljeni, live already for two months in collective accommodation in Lazarevac sports center because they were left without roof over head in floods in May. They were visited today by the minister for work, employment and social issues Aleksandar Vulin, who also brought help for them. Majority of them is ... Read More »

13.7.2014, NIAR – Florina Zoltan: Action plan of development of Roma national minority

Mr of sociology Florina Zoltan from London said for “Journalistic-informative agency of Roma” that EU and its countries members and all other non-EU countries and international institutions cannot claim that human rights and human progress are fulfilled until they don’t guarantee required and effective social-economic and political integration of Roma nation in Europe. Roma nation strives to develop itself as ... Read More »

13.7.2014, NIAR – Rights of Roma children are the most often jeopardized

Concept of child right that started to be introduced into the normative system of Republic of Serbia after 2000, through complete or partial elaboration in majority of laws that are related to children, is confirmed with new Constitution from 2006. Progress had been recorded also through the acceptance of concept on the level of institutional development by introduction of the ... Read More »

13.7.2014, OK Radio – Tairovic on high European function

Nenad Tairovic (1973), police officer from Surdulica, had been elected for the president of Police association “European police officers of Roma nationalit”. His colleagues elected Tairovic on the assembly of association last month in Belgrade, where also will be the office of this association. In the letter sent to medias, Tairoivc says that the core of activity of this association ... Read More »