Court: Hungarian authorities failed to protect Roma against racist abuse during anti-Roma demo

In its judgement in the case of Király and Dömötör v. Hungary (application no. 10851/13), the court declared that “the applicants’ psychological integrity had not been effectively protected against what had amounted to nothing less than organised intimidation of the Roma community, by means of a paramilitary parade, verbal threats and speeches advocating a policy of racial segregation.

Video: A true story of forced child marriage

Researcher Sorina Sein tells the heartbreaking story of two young Roma children forced to marry in Romania, when just 14 and 15 years old.

Podcast: Valeriu Nicolae – Why I must speak out against violence against women within Roma communiites

Speaking on 12 December, at the start of a two-day conference to discuss violence against women and chimldren, early, child or forced marriage and human trafficking, as they affect Roma people, Nicolae said these concerns “needed to be addressed” but admitted that they might have been avoided out of “a lack of expertise” or “cowardice.”

Viewpoint: Valeriu Nicolae – Football embraces the fight against anti-gypsyism

In his first ‘Viewpoint’ article, Valeriu Nicolae, the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Roma Issues, discusses his experience of the transformative power of football for young Roma children.

Hungary: Experts raise alarm over authorities’ promotion of “benevolent segregation” of Roma school children

“Alarmingly, discrimination of Roma children has deepened, in particular as a result of the approach of “benevolent segregation” promoted by the authorities by which Roma children are expected to ‘catch up’ in separate Roma classes before their supposed inclusion in the mainstream education,” states a report published today by the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.