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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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England, June 23, 2014 - The number of people made homeless when a private tenancy ends has trebled in the past five years. It is now the single biggest cause of homelessness in England and most have been thrown out by private landlords.

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Paris, June 20, 2014 - The family of the Roma teenager lynched by vigilantes are hiding in fear for their lives in a derelict warehouse in the northern suburbs of Paris, the Telegraph learned yesterday.

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Paris, June 17, 2014 - A Roma (Gypsy) teenager was fighting for his life Tuesday after a gang assault – which the French press described as a lynching – in Paris’s troubled Seine-Saint-Denis suburb.

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Lety u Písku, May 10, 2014 - The existence of this industrial pig farm on this site of the genocide of the Romani people is a disgrace to us all and a symbol of the position of the Roma not just in the Czech Republic, but in Europe as a whole.

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Prague, May 9, 2014 - It seems that the denial of genocide and the denial of racism are communicating vessels. An ethnic group whose genocide is denied continues to be targeted with racism.