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23 Sep 2016
Reuters reports on repeated evictions of Roma families in France, which it states leave children vulnerable to exploitation. France has been condemned for many years for its treatment of Roma communities, often bulldozing makeshift shelters and...
15 May 2015
NDTV reports that a UN rights watchdog group rapped France over its treatment of the Roma and its failure to tackle growing hate and xenophobic speech. The report by an independent group of experts said while France had adopted a national action...
15 May 2015
The Telegraph reports on UN rights watchdog group critisising France over its treatment of the Roma and its failure to tackle growing hate and xenophobic speech.  UN rights watchdog reports that while France has adopted a national action plan to...
13 Apr 2015
International Business Times reports that The European Roma Rights Center said Roma people who live in Europe face discrimination, particularly when it comes to their access to education, housing, freedom of movement, employment and health. The...
10 Apr 2015
'Daily Sabha Turkey' reports on a statement by Matteo Salvini, the head of Italy's far-right Northern League, about Roma camps in the country- which has sparked anger and anti-Roma hate crimes. European Roma population continues to suffer from...
07 Apr 2015
'RFI' reports on suspicion of involvement of four Romanians in a baby trafficking network. They are supposed to have acted as intermediaries between childless couples and people from the Roma community. As a matter of fact, in July 2013 a newborn...
25 Feb 2015
'The Local Fr' reports on France's treatment of Roma community, which came under fire in a new report from Amnesty International. The report noted that more than 19,000 members of the Roma community lived in 429 make-shift settlements across the...
05 Feb 2015
'EurActiv' reports on the fact that France evicts roughly 300 Roma per week. The Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner has condemed the shanty towns Roma are essentially forced to live in whilst also stating "It is also essential to give...

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