ERIC Number: ED459305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
State of Impunity: Human Rights Abuse of Roma in Romania. Country Reports Series.
Cahn, Claude; Petrova, Dimitrina
This report documents civil violations and discriminatory actions against Roma in Romania, contending that, due to the Romanian government's inadequate efforts to bring perpetrators of anti-Romani crimes to justice and to eradicate discrimination against Roma, a climate of impunity surrounding anti-Romani actions has taken deep root. Chapter 1 introduces the problem. Chapter 2 offers a brief history of Roma rights in Romania. Chapter 3 details how Roma are denied justice when they complain of human rights abuse. Chapter 4 addresses the culture of impunity to which such widespread failures of justice have given rise, describing recent cases of violence against Roma in Romania. Chapters 5 and 6 examine abuses of political rights of Roma in Romania and child homelessness and institutionalization. Chapter 7 presents discrimination issues, highlighting discrimination in access to housing, medical care, employment, and goods and services. Chapter 8 discusses education and educational segregation. Chapter 9 comments on the recently adopted government program on Roma. The report concludes with a series of recommendations to the Romanian government aimed at improving human rights for Roma. An appendix presents the Romanian Government Ordinance on Preventing and Punishing All Forms of Discrimination. (Contains 87 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, School Segregation, Teacher Attitudes
European Roma Rights Center, H-1525 Budapest, 114, P.O. Box 10/24, Hungary. Tel: 36-1-428-2351; Fax: 36-1-428-2356; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.errc.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Roma Rights Center, Budapest, Hungary.
Identifiers - Location: Romania