Amnesty International’s Global Report- Lack of Human Rights Protection for Roma

Amnesty International’s global annual report, released 23 May, reveals a range of policies in EU countries which expose migrants and minorities to human rights violations.

Across EU territory, there is persistent discrimination against Roma. Roma people in EU countries are often forcibly evicted from their homes and driven into deeper poverty. Many Roma children, for example in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, are still being sent to sub-standard, segregated schools.

This follows Amnesty International’s mid-term review of Ireland’s EU presidency, which reveals a disappointing lack of progress on Roma rights. Colm O’Gorman noted “Ireland could be using the presidency to coordinate the work of EU member states in developing integration strategies for marginalised Roma communities”.
Click below to read the full report;


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