Nils Muižnieks: School segregation still deprives many children of quality education

“School segregation harms children’s learning opportunities and is a clear injustice against minority and other vulnerable groups of people, which also perpetuates their marginalisation,” the Commissioner for Human Rights warned today.

European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture launches in Berlin

The new European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIACH.), based in the German capital and led by Roma scholars, activists, and artists, is dedicated to the principle that Roma themselves should present the image of who they are, and who they are not.

Podcast: Improving women’s access to justice

A new project is underway to improve the access of Roma women to justice.

Croatia: Court backs anti-Roma hate crime complaint

Human rights judges today awarded 12,500 euros (EUR) in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 2,200 in respect of costs and expenses to Maja Škorjanec, after accepting that Croatia’s authorities failed to investigate properly an alleged anti-Roma hate crime.

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.