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Serbia: New threats of forced evictions of Roma families put signs of progress at risk

, Index number: EUR 70/2159/2015

Amnesty International is concerned that Roma families living in informal settlements in Belgrade are yet again at risk of forced eviction. Recent actions by municipal authorities in Belgrade call into question both the government and city authorities’ commitment to uphold their obligations to prevent forced evictions, placing dozens of Roma families at risk of a range of human rights violations. In the past few weeks, both Zemun and Novi Beograd municipalities have issued orders and started operations in two settlements, which if carried out fully would effectively result in the forced eviction of the many families living there, in violation of Serbia’s international obligations.

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