Category Archives: Czech Republic

Racism, segregation, and rejection: The reality for Romani children in the Czech Republic

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office My colleagues recently told me about a young girl Jana* whom they had met. She told them of how she had been called ‘black mouth’, been told she ‘looked disgusting’, and … Continue reading

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Roma Pride 2013 defies right-wing hatred in the Czech Republic

By Jana Vargovčíková and Kristýna Andrlová from Amnesty International Czech Republic “We are Roma”, “Blacks and whites, do unite!” and “Stop pogroms against the Roma” were slogans that Roma and non-Roma carried on their march last Sunday, 6 October, through … Continue reading

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Some lessons from history have still not been learned

By Fotis Filippou, Amnesty International’s Regional Campaign Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia “The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again” George Santayana Yesterday, in Hungary a Budapest Court found three men guilty of … Continue reading

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“We have succeeded by speaking out”

  Forced sterilization of Romani women is one of the most horrendous human rights violations and forms of discrimination that Roma have suffered in Europe since their persecution and murder by the Nazis during the Second World War. According to … Continue reading

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