Archive June 2014

16.6.2014, NIAR – New European minority’s standard

New European minority’s standard requires an active attitude of states towards preserve of identity of minorities in form of undertaking necessary and special measures.  Both minority’s standard of OSCE and Council of Europe, which make the European standard in the area of minorities’ protection, show that essence of minority’s protection isn’t in provisions, institutional-legal frameworks, but foremost in the policy ... Read More »

16.6.2014, – First coordination meeting about projects dedicated towards improvement of Roma position in Republic of Serbia

On 16th June 2014 in Palata Srbija Office for human and minorities’ rights in cooperation with the Office for European integrations and Government of Republic of Serbia’s Team for social inclusion and decrease of poverty have organized a coordination meeting about projects directed towards the realization of Strategy for improvement of position and status of Roma in Republic of Serbia. ... Read More »

16.6.2014, – Day of fight against homophobia marked in Banja Luka

Banja Luka’s association Kvir Aktivista marked yesterday International day of fight against homophobia and transfobia. Although the 17th May is the day of fight against homophobia and transfobia, due to the natural disaster that struck our country event had to be canceled and rescheduled. Mary Ann Hennessy from the CoE’s office in BiH, Andy McGuffie from the EU Delegation in ... Read More »

16.6.2014, NIAR – Roma are the only nation of Europe who voluntarily give up from their rights

Roma are today both as the nation and as individuals indeed a challenge for justice and truth, because to Roma in Europe and wider are jeopardized rights and freedoms both as the nation and as individual. Discrimination based on race, color of skin or national belonging (“racial discrimination”) almost always presents violation of human rights. According to what is written ... Read More »

16.6.2014, OSCE – OSCE Mission to Serbia promotes research on Roma perceptions of security sector

A new study supported by the OSCE Mission to Serbia on the major security concerns of the Roma community in Serbia in the light of security sector reform was presented from 9-13 June 2014 in Kragujevac, Belgrade, and Nis. The study, Roma women and men and security sector reform, also contains recommendations for policies and measures to be undertaken by the Ministry ... Read More »

16.6.2014, – Romania: Self-appointed king of the Roma announces virtual currency

Dorin Cioaba, the self-appointed king of the Roma, announced last week in the Romanian city of Sibiu that Roma throughout 37 countries will soon have their own virtual currency, the “lov”, which will be exchanged at a 1:1 rate with the euro. “We will begin with one lov valued at one euro and then we will see over time whether ... Read More »

15.6.2014, NIAR – UN don’t have response on the growth of xenophobia

UN High commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay expressed concern on the opening of 26th session of UN Council for human rights that is being held in Geneva, regarding the growing racism and xenophobia in world and especially in Europe. She supported her premise with analysis of results of elections for European Parliament, where far-right organizations achieved great success. She ... Read More »

15.6.2014, Vecernje novosti – Bujanovac: Isa’s burek connects Serbs, Albanians and Roma

Burek-bakery “BIS” in Bujanovac is maybe the most authentic example of multi-ethnicity in these areas because, as the burek-bakers say, their product speak all languages. In small catering object during the day is announced for infinite number of times “dobar dan” and “mirdita”. Serbs, Albanians and Roma agree that burek at Isa is the best in that neighborhood and it ... Read More »

15.6.2014, Svet – Nina Jankovic apologized to Roma, but said to journalists: You are making a sensation out of absurdness!

“They misunderstood me, I didn’t think anything bad. I wanted to say that children abuse in those purposes is terrible. I am not a racist or something like that, really”, responds actress Nina Jankovic for “24 sata” on sharp conviction of publicity due to the interview that she gave in emission “Glamur”, in which she said that Roma in front ... Read More »

15.6.2014, NIAR – “Miss Roma of Czechoslovakia” for 2014 elected

The most beautiful Roma woman of Czechoslovakia in this year, according to the jury’s election in Hodonin, is a 17-year old Adriana Malikova from the village Gbeli in Slovakia. In competition of 100 girls, 12 of them qualified for the finals, six each from Czech and Slovakia. As the organizers announced, winners aren’t getting lucrative contracts, but objective of competition ... Read More »