New Report: Over 80 Initiated Evictions since 2013 of Informal Roma Settlements in Sweden

Swedish municipalities have initiated more than 80 evictions of vulnerable EU citizens, mostly Roma, from informal settlements on the grounds of poor sanitation since 2013, according to a new report from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Södertörn University. Download the entire report: “Inconvenient Human Rights: Access to Water and…

Public Debate: EU Mobility, Begging and the Roma

Photo credits: Dennis Jarvis Flickr stream The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is hosting a panel discussion about EU citizens of Roma origin that have migrated to Lund, Malmö and Copenhagen, many of them to beg. “Roma inclusion is one of the longstanding challenges that the European Union faces in order to build true cohesive and pluralist democratic…

Director speaks about the Roma situation in Europe

The director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Morten Kjaerum, participated this week in a major conference on European Roma in Copenhagen. The conference, held in the Danish Parliament, was part of Humanity in Action’s one week “I AM ROMA” campaign in Denmark. “The case of Roma deserves our attention when discussing how to fight prejudice…