Nine Roma get jail time for “crimes against the nation” after attack on Jobbik
A Miskolc court on Thursday handed down prison terms ranging from two and half to four years to nine Roma people from Sajóbábony, Borsod County, finding them guilty of “crimes against the nation”.
Roma segregation court row
Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog was summoned to Nyíregyháza Court on Tuesday to testify over the alleged segregation of Roma children in a school that opened in 2011 and is run by the ...
Kenney names 27 countries as 'safe' in refugee claim dealings(archive)
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney today named 27 countries he deems "safe" for the purposes of dealing with refugee claims in Canada.
Europe’s New Fascists(archive)
ONE evening in September 2011, Ali Rahimi, a 27-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, was hanging around with friends outside his building in central Athens when more than a dozen Greeks approached.
If EU did more for Roma, they wouldn’t seek asylum in Canada(archive)
There is no doubt that many of the 10 million Roma who live in Europe are subject to deep-rooted discrimination, and social exclusion. But this does not make them refugees.
Georgieva: Roma integráció kulcsa Bulgarian Labor Market(archive)
Bulgaria should integrate its Roma, since it would be an important step for the country's labor market, Bulgarian EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva.
Programmes to Help Impoverished Roma(archive)
The Serbian government has initiated numerous projects to improve life for the estimated 500,000 Roma in Serbia, but critics said the results are far from satisfactory as many Roma continue to ...
France continues Roma deportations(archive)
BUCHAREST, Romania- A French minister said Thursday that authorities will continue to expel Roma who camp illegally in France as more than 100 were flown back to Romania from the central town of Lyon.
Hungary must protect Roma communities from attack(archive)
The Hungarian authorities must do more to protect the country's Roma communities, Amnesty International said in a letter to the government today, after reports that far-right groups attacked Roma ...
Learning about rights helps Roma women in Montenegro(archive)
Women are discriminated against in most societies. But Roma women are often even worse off, since they are faced both with the strong patriarchal culture within the Roma community and the ...
Europe: Rights Groups Call for Effective Investigations of Crimes Against Roma(archive)
Rights groups have called on governments in Central and Eastern Europe to publicly condemn violence against Roma, as a family was gunned down in Slovakia in the latest example of what monitors say ...
US Lawmakers Call on Hungarian PM to Denounce Anti-Semitism(archive)
Members of U.S. Congress called on Hungarian Prime Minister to stand up against anti-Semitic remarks of far-right political party Jobbik.
Refugee advocate deplores new immigration policy(archive)
On Monday, June 18, 2012 in cities across the country, physicians and other health care workers demonstrated to oppose cuts to health care for refugees, part of the retooling of the immigration ...
Bill C-31: Empowering Jason Kenney, endangering refugees(archive)
The Minister of Immigration, Jason Kenney, was jubilant on Monday when he came to the government microphone in the House of Commons' lobby to exult in the pending passage of his government's ...
Controversial refugee bill clears Commons(archive)
wo years after the federal Conservatives reached a widely celebrated consensus with the opposition to revamp Canada's refugee system ...
World Roma festival begins in Prague(archive)
They call it the biggest Roma culture festival in the world, and it’s back in Prague for the 14th year. The Khamoro, or World Roma Festival, means nine days of some of the best ...
US ambassador calls for Czech action to end Roma exclusion, discrimination(archive)
US ambassador to Czech Republic makes public call on Czech government for more action to tackle Roma problem.
US report hammers Hungary for Roma situation(archive)
In its report on human rights practices of nearly 200 countries in 2011, the US Department of State has highlighted discrimination against the Roma minority and “violent right-wing extremism” ...
Local Croatian Officials Encourage the Anti-Roma Discrimination in Skabrnja(archive)
It is still fresh in the memories of the people what Croatian attitudes towards Roma during WWII did, when most of the Romas were eliminated together with other minorities in concentration camps ...
Health groups urge Ottawa to save refugee services – Health – CBC News(archive)
The heads of several of Canada’s leading health-care organizations have written a strongly worded letter to the federal immigration minister, urging him to rescind plans to cut health services to ...
Hill Dispatches: Canada to give its seal of approval to human rights abusers?(archive)
At last someone in Canada’s mainstream media has drawn attention to the frightening and growing phenomenon of neo-Nazi groups in Europe.
Evicted Roma face attacks is new Belgrade settlement(archive)
The European Roma Rights Centre sent a letter to Serbian authorities yesterday urging protection of Romani people attacked in the settlement of Jabučki Rit.
Canada: Government information on refugee healthcare changes(archive)
The Canadian government’s recent announcement on changes to the Interim Federal Health Program is based on misleading information.
Toronto –Bill C-31 – closing the door on Roma Refugees(archive)
Today, is an historical day for the Roma community in Canada. At 5:30 pm, Gina Csanyi-Robah, executive director at the Roma Community Centre in Toronto, will be the first Romani person to address ...
Changes to healthcare for refugee claimants and protected persons inhumane(archive)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced changes in Interim Federal Health Program coverage for refugee claimants and protected persons.
Roma rally to oppose Bill-C31(archive)
The Roma Community Centre and the United Roma of Hamilton are partnering for an event "Rally for Roma, not Bill C-31" to inspire hope among Roma and other refugees in Canada ...
Hungary’s Roma Tipping Point(archive)
A strange combination of violence and political will might finally be forcing progress on a perennial issue.
The Roma need a truth commission(archive)
Europe should recognise its atrocities committed against the Roma people, writes the Council of Europe's outgoing commissioner for human rights.
Refugee claims from Hungary soar, UN reports(archive)
A year later, they arrived in Toronto, refugee claimants from a country they believe systematically persecutes Roma, a stateless minority group scattered across Europe often referred to by the ...
Hungarian author Ákos Kertész requesting asylum in Canada(archive)
Deutsche-Presse Agentur reports that Hungarian author and screenwriter Ákos Kertész has requested asylum in Canada because of a hate campaign being conducted against him in Hungary.
It's wrong to shut door on European refugees(archive)
Last week's new immigration omnibus bill takes aim at refugees from supposedly safe places, like Europe. It is ironic that refugees from Europe are now the most suspect.
Trouble in Sajókaza: Being Buddhist and Roma(archive)
Last week, uniformed police officers surrounded the high school of a small Hungarian town. Their targets: four Roma students, all between the ages of 14 and 16, who were to be arrested and ...
Thomas Hammarberg: Making the Case for Anti-Discrimination Against Roma(archive)
The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, Thomas Hammarberg, launched a new report in February, The Human Rights of Roma and Travellers in Europe [pdf].
Parkdale's Roma community gather for candlelight vigil(archive)
"Put your hand up if you have been a victim of violence," asked Gina Csanyi-Robah from the Toronto Roma Community Centre. "Put your hand up if you feel you have been persecuted."
Toronto Roma hold candle-light remembrance to victims of E Hungary killings(archive)
Around 200 people in Toronto held a candle-light remembrance of the Roma killings which took place in Hungary in 2008-2009, and they also expressed their dismay at the expected tightening of ...
Making a Difference for Roma by 2020(archive)
The European Commission is currently assessing submissions by Member States in response to the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies.
U.S. Pays Much-Needed Attention to Violence Against Roma(archive)
For many of Hungary’s 600,000 Roma, the month of February brings back dismal memories. Just after midnight on February 23, 2009, Robert Csorba and his 4-year-old-son were shot dead as ...