MINELRES: Rights Groups Urge International Action to Stop Evictions of Roma in Italy

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Thu May 6 19:32:44 2010


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

 
RIGHTS GROUPS URGE INTERNATIONAL ACTION TO STOP EVICTIONS OF ROMA IN
ITALY 

BUDAPEST, MILAN, 5 MAY 2010: Today, the European Roma Rights Centre
(ERRC) and NAGA sent letters to international and European human rights
watchdogs in response to an unprecedented wave of evictions of Roma and
Sinti in Italy. Noting that in 2010 alone Milan authorities had
conducted at least 61 forced evictions in which the affected Roma and
Sinti were rendered homeless, some numerous times, the submitting
organisations urged the Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner,
the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing and the European Union's
Fundamental Rights Agency to publicly denounce the severe human rights
violations and conduct emergency country visits to engage in
constructive dialogue with Italian authorities.
  
The full text of the letter is available here:
http://www.errc.org/cms/upload/file/urgent-response-needed-to-recurrent-
evictions-of-roma-in-milan-italy.pdf