Italy: Around 150 Roma in Naples again at risk of forced eviction and homelessness

Index Number: EUR 30/6715/2017

Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre are urgently calling on the Naples local authorities to take all necessary measures and prevent the forced eviction of around 150 Romani adults and children from a disused factory and ensure they are not rendered homeless or vulnerable to other human rights violations. This would be the second forced eviction these families experience within the last three months. Roma in Italy face widespread discrimination and segregation in housing which goes against international and regional human rights standards. The organizations also reiterated their call on the European Commission to address such systemic human rights abuses against Roma and initiate so-called infringement proceeding against the country for violation of EU law.

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