NEWS

Tiszavasvári, February 17, 2016 - Panic broke out on Tuesday in the eastern Hungarian town of Tiszavasvári, with parents storming into the local school and kindergarten to take home children, as news spread that the local municipal government, led by far-right mayor Erik Fülöp, was planning to take Roma children into state care. According to official statistics, 9% of the town’s population of 12,840 is of Roma origins. This data, stemming from the 2001 census, almost certainly underestimates the real proportion of Roma in Tiszavasvári, located in Hungary’s economically disadvantaged Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county.

Belgrade, February 12, 2016 - Amnesty International is concerned that the Serbian government’s draft Bill on Housing and Maintenance of Buildings would violate the rights of individuals and families in vulnerable communities at risk from forced eviction if adopted by parliament.

Belgrade, May 25, 2015 - Serbia has gone through several historic events in the last decades, with far reaching consequences for the country. Not only the break-up of the former Yugoslavia but also the transition from socialism to a market-based-economy which shifted all public housing stock to private, virtually overnight. In the 1990s, the country experienced an influx of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recently, Serbia has also experienced natural disasters – earthquakes and floods. Combined with a poorly performing economy, high unemployment rates, and new waves of refugees and migrants, the housing conditions of the most vulnerable are simply not meeting international human rights standards.

Czech, August 2, 2014 - The extermination of 90 percent of the Roma population in the Czech lands during World War II has no equivalent in any other country worldwide. How could it have happened?

Serbia, April 25, 2014 - Amnesty International reports to UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Budapest, April 4, 2016 - This course will bring together academics and students with artists, activists and community stakeholders in a partnership that focuses on knowledge production and best pr

Belgrade, Mart 16, 2016 - Since 2015, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia has organized four seminars for young artists from Serbia and Kosovo on the topic of interculturalism and socially engaged art practices. Encouraged by the success of these seminars, we are now preparing another seminar from April 19 to April 28, 2016, for 16 young people (8 from Kosovo and 8 from Serbia).

Southern Serbia, May 22, 2014 - The National Assistance Program of the Instrument for Pre - Accession (IPA) in Serbia comprises policies which aim to enable all people in participating in social and economic life on the basis of equal rights, equity and dignity. The sector covers employment, labour market, education, social inclusion and health policies.

Budapest, February 12, 2014 - Organized by the Roma Initiatives Office and the Think Tank Fund, this program supports young Roma MA and PhD graduates in social sciences and humanities to develop new skills under the guidance of experienced research staff at mainstream think tanks.

Belgrade, October 9, 2013 - Deadline: November 27th to 29th 2013. On Migration Patterns of Roma from Western Balkans to EU Member States; National and International Policies and Approaches