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International action to prevent discrimination: the situation of the Roma community in the field of education. EDAP Paper 03/2010

Gimenez., Judith (2010) International action to prevent discrimination: the situation of the Roma community in the field of education. EDAP Paper 03/2010. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    This article discusses why recent discriminatory incidents against the Roma community, one of the biggest minorities in Europe, rise in racism and anti-Roma hate speech in public discourse concerns international organizations. The first part of this article briefly outlines human rights bodies’ definition and regulation on the principle of equality and non-discrimination generally and in particular with regard to Roma education. The second part compares recent international human rights’ conclusions on Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Slovakia with regard to the human rights developments of the Roma minority, and to the implementation of their national anti-discrimination legislation. In addition, the latter traces the debate on the access of Roma children to education in those countries, as well as reviews the European Court of Human Rights' case law, in particular with regard to two cases of Roma segregated education in Croatia and the Czech Republic. Finally, some conclusions are drawn as to how overcome the vicious circle of poverty and discrimination faced by the Roma population, in particular in the field of Roma education.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Minority Rights; Roma; Discrimination; Racism; Principle of Equality and Non-Discrimination; International Human Rights Bodies; Croatia; Czech Republic; the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Slovakia; Access to Education; Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights; Segregated Education.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > education policy
    Countries > Slovakia
    Countries > Czech Republic
    Countries > Croatia
    Countries > Macedonia
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > discrimination/minorities
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) > European Diversity and Autonomy Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 21:58
    Number of Pages: 37
    Last Modified: 22 Feb 2011 21:58
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/29753

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