Tag Archives: Roma rights

“We must speak about the past to prevent it from happening again”: 1,000 young people commemorate the Roma Genocide

By Fotis Filippou, Campaigns Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia and Anna Leichtfried, Fight Discrimination Campaign Coordinator On 2 August 1944, 2,897 Roma and Sinti, men, women, and children from the Zigeunerlager, the “Gypsy camp”, in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Italy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Czech Republic, Discrimination | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Czech Republic, Discrimination, Europe And Central Asia, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic | Tagged | Leave a comment