Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

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09 July 2014

The forced eviction of 39 people – 11 of them young children, including several babies – from a Roma settlement in a Rome suburb this morning is a blatant violation of international human rights law and standards that has left numerous families homeless, Amnesty International said.

 

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17 June 2014

The apparent lynching of a Roma teenager in a Paris suburb that left him in a coma is just one of several recent alleged hate crimes against minorities that demand thorough investigations and not just condemnation by the French authorities, Amnesty International warned.

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08 April 2014

When Romani children in the city of České Budějovice, in southern Czech Republic, wake up scared in the middle of the night, it is not for fear of imaginary monsters.

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08 April 2014

Attacks, discrimination, violent evictions, homelessness and extreme poverty. Life for the 20,000 Roma in France – most of them migrants – is a far cry from the idyllic image the country tries to portray.

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08 April 2014

European states are failing to curb and in some cases even fuelling discrimination, intimidation and violence against Roma, Amnesty International said on International Roma Day on 8 April.

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08 April 2014

The nearly 350,000 Roma living in Greece have been at the receiving end of discrimination and intolerance for generations.

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30 October 2013

Rome’s municipal authorities have been running a discriminatory two-track assisted housing system that is denying thousands of Roma people access to adequate housing.

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25 September 2013

The French government has failed to act on promises to end the vicious circle of repeated forced evictions of Roma which have now reached record numbers.

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04 September 2013

A new report relevals the Slovakian government’s continuing inaction over the segregation of Roma children as thousands start the new school year in separate schools and classes.

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27 August 2013

The French authorities’ evictions of Romani communities across the country continue to flout international law a year after the government published an inter-ministerial circular on the issue.

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06 August 2013

The Romanian authorities must immediately halt all forced evictions and provide those Romani families who were recently forced out of their homes with alternative housing.

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06 August 2013

Hungarian authorities urged to protect minority groups from hate crimes after four are found guilty over the racially motivated murders of six Roma.

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02 August 2013

Czech authorities must protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre said ahead of planned anti-Roma demonstrations.

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18 June 2013

The Romanian authorities betray thousands of their citizens through broken promises and total disregard of their right to adequate housing, Amnesty International said in a new report published today on forced evictions in the country.

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23 May 2013

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.

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02 May 2013

By declaring the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, Italy's Supreme Court has helped to end discrimination against Roma communities.

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04 April 2013

At least 35 children and their families will be made homeless if the eviction goes ahead, as EU urged to stop anti-Roma discrimination.

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04 April 2013

On the eve of International Roma Day on 8 April, Amnesty International says the European Union is not doing enough to end discrimination.

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03 April 2013

Over 200 people, mostly Romanian Roma, were forcibly evicted this morning from an informal settlement in greater Paris.

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30 January 2013

European Court of Human Rights rules that Hungary had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by segregating Romani children in its schools.

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