Czech Republic: Amnesty International’s submission to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe: D.H. and others v. the Czech Republic
In 2007, the European Court held the placement of Romani pupils into special schools for pupils with mild mental disabilities amounted to discrimination. Amnesty International is concerned that six years after the judgment, very little progress has been achieved towards ensuring equal access to education for Roma in Czech Republic. In this submission, Amnesty International demonstrates that to date, the government has failed to adopt measures explicitly mandating the desegregation of Czech schools. It has also failed to put in place sufficient safeguards against discrimination in access to education.