MINELRES: ERRC Urges New Czech Government to Sustain and Strengthen Human Rights Mechanisms

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Mon May 4 17:43:22 2009


Original sender: European Roma Rights Centre <errc@errc.org>


ERRC Urges New Czech Government to Sustain and Strengthen Human Rights
Mechanisms

Budapest, 24 April 2009: Today, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)
sent a letter to Czech politicians in response to reports that the
Ministry of Human Rights and Ethnic Minorities may be disolved,
encouraging the new government to keep the Ministry intact. In its
letter, the ERRC highlighted the importance of the Ministry given the
current rise of anti-Romani violence, neo-Nazi marches in Romani
communities and racially motivated attacks, while noting that
discrimination against Roma in Czech Republic affects all areas of life. 

The ERRC urged the government to immediately adopt the comprehensive
anti-discrimination law transposing EU Council Directive 2000/43/EC,
recalling that Czech Republic is the only EU Member State which has yet
to transpose this Directive. 

The full text of the ERRC’s letter is available HERE. 

For further information contact: 

Robert Kushen, ERRC Managing Director (rob.kushen@errc.org,
+1.917.747.3285) 
Sinan Gokcen, ERRC Information Officer (sinan.gokcen@errc.org,
+36.1.413.2200) 

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The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest law
organisation which monitors the human rights situation of Roma and
provides legal defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more
information about the European Roma Rights Centre, visit the ERRC on the
web at http://www.errc.org 

To support the ERRC, please visit this link:
http://www.errc.org/cikk.php?cikk=2735 

European Roma Rights Centre
1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93
Hungary
Tel: +36.1.413.2200
Fax:
+36.1.413.2201

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