Tag Archives: Roma rights

Protecting the rights of everyone living in Rome should not be controversial

By John Dalhuisen, Europe Director at Amnesty International The issue of Roma communities’ access to adequate housing in Rome has, clearly, become an emotive one. Money is tight for everybody and the pool of available social housing in Rome is … 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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Thank you for making a difference!

Yesterday we were proud to deliver an amazing 93,165 petition signatures to the EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding, in Brussels, Belgium. Together, we asked her to hold governments to account if they continue to breach … Continue reading

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“You can’t give up; you have to fight for your rights!”

By Catrinel Motoc, Amnesty Campaigner on Romania Nine Romani activists will join Amnesty on 18 June for the launch of its new report, Pushed to the margins: Five stories of Roma forced evictions in Romania, in Bucharest’s University Square. Each … Continue reading

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