Roma, Sinti & Travellers
       

This section gives one-point access to materials and information related to Roma, Sinti, and Travellers in the OSCE region. Links are provided to national and international action plans, as well as policy recommendations and practices and initiatives to improve the situation for Roma, Sinti, and Travellers. Relevant documents and publications of various topics related to Roma, Sinti and Travellers can also be reviewed in this section.

All action plans on Roma can also be accessed through the Quick reference "Action plans" while the country pages provide access to all relevant information on a country-by-country approach.

Latest documents and publications
Annual activity report 2016 by Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, presented to the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly
Muiznieks, Nils ; Council of Europe (COE). Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights
Published: Strasbourg : CoE, 6 April 2017

Doc.no. CommDH(2017)3


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Material type: annual report - activity report
Subject: country monitoring - human rights violations - freedom of expression - racism - women's rights - gender equality - hate crime
Country coverage: COE region

[Judgement in the] case of of Skorjanec v. Croatia (application no. 25536/14)
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
Published: Strasbourg : ECHR, 28 March 2017

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Material type: case law
Subject: case law - hate crime - anti-Gypsyism - international courts - international law
Country coverage: COE region - Croatia

Third report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (adopted on 6 December 2016)
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Published: Strasbourg : COE, 28 February 2017
(Fifth round reports)


Doc.no. CR(2017)2


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Material type: report about specific country/ies
Subject: racism - discrimination - hate speech - ethnicity - segregation - education - national human rights institutions - hate crime - homophobia
Country coverage: Bosnia and Herzegovina





Key documents
Effective and human rights-compliant policing in Roma and Sinti communities : OSCE/ODIHR training for law enforcement officers
OSCE
10 November 2016
The housing rights of Roma in Miskolc, Hungary : report on the ODIHR field assessment visit to Hungary, 29 June - 1 July 2015
ODIHR
1 September 2016
Guide for co-ordinators for Roma issues and municipal officials dealing with Roma issues
OSCE Mission to Serbia
June 2016
Teaching about and commemorating the Roma and Sinti genocide : practices within the OSCE area
ODIHR
4 November 2015
Activism, participation and security among Roma and Sinti youth : conference report
OSCE
1 October 2015
Hate crime reporting website
ODIHR
17 June 2014
Final report of the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting : implementation of the action plan on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti (dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the 2003 OSCE action plan)
ODIHR
24 December 2013
Ministerial Council decision no. 4/13 : enhancing OSCE efforts to implement the action plan on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE area, with a particular focus on Roma and Sinti women, youth and children
OSCE
6 December 2013
Implementation of the action plan on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE area : renewed commitments, continued challenges (status report 2013)
ODIHR
24 October 2013
ODIHR and Roma and Sinti issues (factsheet)
ODIHR
2013
Equal access to quality education for Roma children : field assessment visit to the Czech Republic, May 2012
ODIHR
26 October 2012
Addressing violence, promoting integration : field assessment of violent incidents against Roma in Hungary : key developments, findings and recommendations, June-July 2009
ODIHR
15 June 2010
Police and Roma and Sinti : good practices in building trust and understanding
OSCE
29 April 2010
Decision no. 8/09 : enhancing OSCE efforts to ensure Roma and Sinti sustainable integration
OSCE
2 December 2009
Ministerial Council decision no. 6/08 : enhancing OSCE efforts to implement the action plan on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE area
OSCE
5 December 2008
Factsheet on the action plan on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE area
ODIHR
21 September 2006
This factsheet provides an overview of the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area.
Action plan on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE area
OSCE
27 November 2003
The Action Plan is intended to reinforce the efforts of the participating States and relevant OSCE institutions and structures aimed at ensuring that Roma and Sinti people are able to play a full and equal part in our societies, and at eradicating discrimination against them.
The ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues : an overview
ODIHR
22 January 2001
OSCE report on the situation of Roma and Sinti