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Law and Life Among Homeless Roma in Copenhagen

PhD Camilla Ida Ravnbøl from University of Copenhagen recently presented her main findings from her PhD thesis “Bottle Hunters: An Ethnography of Law and Life among Homeless Roma in Copenhagen.” The Roma are part of the Copenhagen cityscape, yet barely noticed by the other residents. Nevertheless, they are at the heart of political debates about destitute EU…

The European Roma Rights Centre awarded Raoul Wallenberg Prize

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)  has been awarded the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize for its outstanding and impressive contribution to raise awareness of the human rights situation of the Roma people, the largest ethnic minority in Europe. The prize, which has been awarded every two years since 2014, goes to either a…

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…

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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…