Archive July 2014

13.7.2014, Blic – Humanitarian Law Center: Racial attitudes of the Court of Appeals in subject “Skocic”

War crimes department of Court of Appeals in Belgrade have abolished a verdict of the War crimes department of Higher court in Belgrade by which seven members of para-military unit “Simini cetnici” had been convicted for war crimes in the village Skocic near Zvornik in BiH and returned the subject to repeated trial, announced today Humanitarian Law Center. HLC believes ... Read More »

12.7.2014, NIAR -Yul Brynner: Roma origin is highlighted with pride

On zhid fsx in 1920 in far Vladivostok was born Yuli Borisovič Brynner, better known to the world later as YUL BRYNNER, man of incredible biography, top-class actor, musician and entertainer, to which was probably worthily his Roma origin. After Yul’s father, Boris Brynner, left the family, mother Marusya Blagovidova took him with sister Vera to China and inscribed him ... Read More »

12.7.2014, Deutche Welle – “Antigypsism” in German publicity

Political and media discussion about poor immigrants from the Balkans destroyed a lot of “porcelain”, believes Central council of Sinti and Roma in Germany. Media reporting mostly contributed to that, claim experts. “It’s true, we achieved a lot”, said Romani Rose from Berlin, commenting on the 30 years of fight against “antigypsism” in Germany. Back since the 1982 he was ... Read More »

12.7.2014, Turkish Weekly – UN urges Albania to halt Roma eviction

The UN Human Rights Committee has told Albania to suspend eviction of four Roma families from their homes in Elbasan, to make space for the reconstruction of a football stadium. The UN committee called on the government to suspend the eviction of the families until a complaint filed by their lawyers on the merits of the decision to demolish the ... Read More »

12.7.2014, abc News – Comatose Boy, Roma Evictions up Pressure on France

It looked like any shantytown the world over — tarps to keep out the weather, scattered bits of trash that no truck would ever collect, plastic buckets to lug water. Then one of the inhabitants of this Roma camp on the northwest edge of Paris, a teenage boy named Darius, was beaten into a coma, apparently by residents of a ... Read More »

12.7.2014, romea.cz – Brussels insists the Czech Republic allocate EU money directly for Romani inclusion

The Czech Republic claims it has convinced the European Commission to back down from most of its 88 exceptions to the country’s plans for drawing EU money. However, the Czechs have yet to reach agreement with the Commission on several topics, such as financing the inclusion of Romani people into society and the absence of a Service Act. Deputy Regional ... Read More »

11.7.2014, NIAR – Zlatomir Jovanovic about Roma health in Serbia

Zlatomir Jovanovic, director of the Radio Rom from Obrenovac, said today for “Journalistic-informative agency of Roma” regarding the numerous meetings about Strategy for Roma health that happened in previous weeks: “Strategy and action plans for improvement of Roma health in Serbia exist, just like the individual activities that are dealing with Roma health. However, for the true improvement of Roma ... Read More »

11.7.2014, NIAR – European Roma Rights Center is looking for associates

European Roma Rights Center published a Call for interested to deliver until 24th July Letter of intentions for inclusion into the research project of relations amongst genders in Roma community. Interested persons must know Roma and English language, they will be engaged 4 to 6 months and what will follow is a training in ERRC’s office in Budapest. Experience and ... Read More »

11.7.2014, fra.europa.eu – FRA publishes highlights of key developments in fundamental rights in 2013

The EU and its Member States took further important steps in the protection and promotion of fundamental rights last year, as FRA’s just-released summary of its Annual report highlights. This year’s Annual report summary – Highlights 2013 – puts the spotlight on key legal and policy developments in the field of fundamental rights in 2013. These include new international commitments, ... Read More »

11.7.2014, ERIO – ERIO’s recommendations to the Italian EU Presidency

The new EU Presidency taken over by Italy starting in July until December 2014 is the first of the new EU  Trio Presidency (Italy, Latvia and Luxemburg). The Italian Presidency takes place at a crucial moment for  the European Union. The EU finds itself in a recovery phase from the economic crisis and the European  Parliament and Commission start their ... Read More »