Amnesty International submits this contribution to the European Commission on the occasion of its monitoring report on the implementation of the Race Equality Directive and the Framework Employment Directive
In 2007, the European Court of Human Rights found that the Czech Republic had violated the right of Romani children to an education free from discrimination, by placing them in “special schools”, which offered lower quality education.
Amnesty International is submitting this briefing for consideration by the European Commission to review whether Italy should be the subject of infringement proceedings under the Race Equality Directive for its discriminatory treatment of the Roma in relation to their right to adequate housing and related due process and other guarantees.
In this submission, Amnesty International assesses progress made by Romania in implementing recommendations it accepted during its previous UPR, in particular recommendations on discrimination against Roma.
The supply of various types of weapons, munitions and related equipment to Sudan in recent years, by the governments of Belarus, the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation, have allowed the Sudanese authorities to use their army, paramilitary forces, and government-backed militias to carry out grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Sudan. This ongoing flow of new arms to Darfur has sustained a brutal nine-year conflict which shows little sign of resolution.
In this submission, Amnesty International comments on the implementation of recommendations made to the Czech Republic during its first Universal Periodic Review in 2008 concerning widespread discrimination against Roma.