MINELRES: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Roma Rights 1/2010: Implementation of judgments concerning Roma in Europe

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Roma Rights 1/2010: Implementation of judgments
concerning Roma in Europe
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is looking for original articles
and other submissions (book reviews, interviews with key figures and
conference reports) from a broad range of disciplines addressing the
topic: Implementation of judgments concerning Roma in Europe. 

Within the broad range of judgments and decisions in the European and
United Nations systems there is much discussion surrounding the
government response to judgments and the implementation process.
Although legally binding decisions, the European verdicts, particularly
those related to Romani applicants, often require that immediate action
(such as compensation) be provided to an individual but also imply
general systemic, legal or other changes that are required of the state.
The same can be said of decisions from the Council of Europe and UN
treaty monitoring bodies, which are not legally binding, but may
influence actions within a Member State. Strategic litigation plays a
significant and prominent role within the Roma rights movement. However,
despite the number of positive judgments in Roma rights cases, a variety
of experiences with implementation and non-implementation have limited
the practical impact of these victories.

In this issue of Roma Rights, the ERRC seeks submissions relevant to the
field of Roma Rights which reflect on and seek to provide answers to
questions like: 
- What is the history of implementation of decisions within the European
- What countries offer notable national examples (positive or negative)
concerning the implementation of European judgments, with particular
focus on Roma cases? 
- What are the obstacles to implementation of judgments? 
- What are the implications of implementation (or lack thereof) on
Romani applicants and their communities? 
- What differences exist between the individual and systemic portion of
the implementation process? 
- How is implementation monitored? How effective is it? In what ways
might this process be improved? 
- How have the courts evolved and adjusted to evoke better
implementation of their judgments? 
- What role is there for the civil society and the grassroots Roma
movement to advocate for judgment implementation? 
Individual testimonies reflecting the experiences of Romani persons are
particularly welcome. Authors are encouraged to address the theme from
other perspectives. Articles offering critical insight to lessons
learned in similar situations in different countries, as well as
submissions reflecting the perspective of the grassroots Roma movement
are also welcome. 


Full articles must be submitted to the ERRC by 15 April 2010. All
submissions will be reviewed by a committee of ERRC staff who will make
the final selection of articles for publication. Due to limited space,
it may not be possible to publish all articles submitted.

Please send queries and submissions to Catherine Twigg:

Submission Guidelines 
- All submissions and accompanying materials must be written in British
- Submissions must be in electronic form and accompanied by any relevant
graphics or pictures. 
- Submissions must follow the ERRC Style Sheet. 
- The length of submissions should not exceed 6,000 words for articles
and 2,500 words for other items (e.g. book reviews or conference
reports), inclusive of footnotes. 
- Footnote referencing should be utilised. Submissions with
bibliographical referencing will be sent back to authors. 
- All contributions must be original, previously unpublished material. 
The ERRC reserves the right to refuse publication of submissions at any
point prior to the publication of the Journal. 


The ERRC is an international public interest law organisation engaging
in a range of activities to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights
abuse of Roma. The approach of the ERRC involves strategic litigation,
international advocacy, research and policy development and human rights
training of Romani activists.
Roma Rights is the ERRCís flagship journal. Published since 1996, Roma
Rights has provided a forum for critical discussion of some of the most
important human rights concerns of Roma in Europe. The journal is widely
distributed in Europe and highly respected as a resource in this field.
Each issue of Roma Rights is dedicated to a specific theme. All issues
of Roma Rights are available on the ERRC website. 
© ERRC 2010. All rights reserved


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:

European Roma Rights Centre
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Tel: +36.1.413.2200 

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