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Czech Republic: Human Rights of Roma and Refugees at Stake – Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 28th Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2017

, Index number: EUR 71/6509/2017

In this submission Amnesty International comments on the implementation of recommendations made to the Czech Republic during its previous UPR in 2012 concerning discrimination and hate crimes against Roma and the situation of refugees and migrants. Amnesty International remains concerned that Romani children continue to be over-represented in schools and classes for pupils with mild mental disabilities and segregated in Roma-only schools. It is of additional concern that the government is resistant to meaningfully participate in the EU’s policy of resettlement and relocation of refugees against the backdrop of anti-migrant and anti-refugee protests and rhetoric by politicians in 2015-2016.

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