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# roma - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases

Nils Muižnieks says reporting of the cases reinforced the myth of Roma people “as child abductors”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

Shatter: Greece case may have had 'some undue influence' on Roma child removals

The Minister for Justice has said that he has “no doubt” that gardaí and the HSE acted in good faith and expects a report on what happened within two weeks

Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases

The group is calling on the Government to set up a full independent review of how state authorities acted, after two children were removed, then returned to their families.

# roma - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about a Roma child’s DNA test results, transport fare hikes and Prince George’s christening.

Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone

It’s the second such case this week, after a 7-year-old girl was taken from a family in Tallaght on Monday.

Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns

Two children who were removed from their Roma families have since been reunited with them.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Groups warn about 'witch hunt' against Roma

Groups have warned against the propagation of stereotypes of an entire community after the removal of two children from Roma families.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

DNA tests being carried out on girl found living with Roma family

The child, who has blonde hair and blue eyes, was removed from the family on Monday by gardaí using powers granted under the Child Care Act.

# roma - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.

Gardaí investigate 'true identity' of girl (7) taken from Tallaght home

The blonde, blue-eyed child was living with a Roma family in the area.

# roma - Monday 21 October, 2013

Roma couple charged with abducting mystery child 'Maria'

The young girl was found at a Roma camp last week in Greece.

# roma - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Mystery girl in Roma camp was abandoned by mother, says arrested couple

A lawyer for the couple said that the child was not kidnapped or trafficked – but police said they repeatedly changed their story about the girl.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# roma - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Discovery of girl in Greek Roma camp gives hope to missing boy's family

Ben Needham went missing in 1991 on the Greek island of Kos and links were previously made to the Roma community in the area he disappeared from.

# roma - Friday 18 October, 2013

Greek police try to identify mystery girl found in Roma camp

The young girl was found in a Roma camp during police searches and is said to be four years old.

# roma - Saturday 5 October, 2013

From The42 Euro Vision: 4 continental games not to be missed this weekend Previews

Euro Vision: 4 continental games not to be missed this weekend

Bayern will be tested by Bayer, Serie A leaders Roma travel to the San Siro and Barca look to maintain their lead at the top.

# roma - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

30 Auschwitz guards to face criminal probes

The guards are aged up to 97 and face possible charges of accessory to murder.

# roma - Saturday 31 August, 2013

From The42 David Moyes remains in market for two midfielders plus Ander Herrera Centre Of Attention

David Moyes remains in market for two midfielders plus Ander Herrera

Old Trafford chief still intent on signing Marouane Fellaini from Everton.

# roma - Friday 9 August, 2013

Column: Just words? Anti-Roma and Traveller rhetoric has serious consequences

Following recent comment made about Travellers by a French MP, in which he suggested more should have been murdered during the Holocaust, Martin Collins considers the impact on hateful speech on violence against minorities.

# roma - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From The42 Sepp Blatter's outrage at tiny Italian FA fine for racist Roma fans Kick It Out

Sepp Blatter's outrage at tiny Italian FA fine for racist Roma fans

So the FIFA boss is an anti-racism campaigner now, everyone.

# roma - Monday 13 May, 2013

From The42 Milan manager hits out at 'backwards' supporters as Balotelli racially abused Racism

Milan manager hits out at 'backwards' supporters as Balotelli racially abused

The Serie A match against Roma was halted because of racist chanting inside the San Siro.

# roma - Monday 8 April, 2013

Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day

The protest aims to highlight the “outspoken and negative” comments that have been made about Travellers in recent months.

# roma - Sunday 11 November, 2012

From The42 Rome derby: Zeman eyeing capital gains Serie A

Rome derby: Zeman eyeing capital gains

Lazio sit fifth in the Serie A, a spot above Roma, ahead of the crucial Rome derby at Stadio Olimpico today.

# roma - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

From The42 Setback: Liverpool's Borini out for three months Out Of Action

Setback: Liverpool's Borini out for three months

The player has to undergo an operation on a fractured bone in his foot.

# roma - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

UN slams France as crackdown on Roma accelerates

Forced evictions are placing Roma families in “highly vulnerable” situations, according to UN human rights experts.

# roma - Friday 13 July, 2012

From The42 The Departures Lounge: Liverpool and Spurs stock up on strikers Tasty

The Departures Lounge: Liverpool and Spurs stock up on strikers

Emmanuel Adebayor’s services have been secured by Tottenham while Brendan Rodgers has made his first signing of the year.

# roma - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Weddings series is 'a work of fiction'

The culture represented in the popular show is “unrecognisable” to most Gypsies and Travellers – which, incidentally, are two separate ethnic groups, writes Pip Mckenzie-Borev.

# roma - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Thousands evacuated amid Queensland flooding Australia This post contains videos

Thousands evacuated amid Queensland flooding

The body of a woman missing since she was swept away by the floodwaters on Friday has been recovered.

# roma - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

From The42 Cassano set for heart surgery following reported stroke Recovery Process

Cassano set for heart surgery following reported stroke

The player is likely to be out of action for a couple of months, according to Milan’s official website.

# roma - Friday 20 May, 2011

From The42 Paulo di Canio swaps Rome for managerial role at Swindon Town Mamma Mia This post contains videos

Paulo di Canio swaps Rome for managerial role at Swindon Town

The controversial former West Ham United star will bring his unique character to the sidelines of football grounds in English football’s lowest tier next season.

# roma - Thursday 17 February, 2011

From The42 The Morning Score: Thursday Early Doors This post contains videos

The Morning Score: Thursday

Arsenal take a slender lead to the Nou Camp, the European tour heads to India, and Liverpool have a 16-year-old schoolkid in their side for this evening’s trip to Prague.

# roma - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Romanian woman says 10-year-old daughter giving birth is normal

A woman whose 10-year-old daughter gave birth recently in Spain says she can’t understand what all the fuss is about.

# roma - Friday 17 September, 2010

Germany and French at odds over Roma issue

The German Chancellor strenuously denies Nicolas Sarkozy’s claim that Germany intends to dismantle Roma camps.

# roma - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

EU may take legal action against France over Roma deportations France

EU may take legal action against France over Roma deportations

France’s mass-deportations of Roma Gypsies could be in breach of EU law.

# roma - Friday 27 August, 2010

THE UNITED NATIONS has urged France to discontinue deporting Roma Gypsies, adding that it was concerned about “discriminatory” political speeches in France.

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said that the French authorities should acknowledge individual circumstances when considering deportation – and stressed that collective deportation was not the solution.

However, the French authoties have defended their actions regarding the action, saying that they have been “scrupulously respecting European law”.

France began repatriating groups of Roma, most of whom had arrived in France from Romania, earlier this month. Authorities broke up illegal camps where the Roman had been camping and arranged for thousands of men, women, and children to board planes out of the country.

Families and individuals who agreed to leave were given money: each adult received €300 and each child €100.

France has stressed that although the Roma are entitled to live and work in France as EU citizens, if a person has not secured a work permit within three months of arriving they cannot stay. Those who support the action have said that the camps in which the Roma were living were illegal.

However, Roma complain that they find it extremely difficult to find employment and that the are forced to live in camps.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that 300 illegal camps are to be removed.

The UN has urged France to focus its attention on integrating Roma into their society and providing them with access to education, health care, and housing rather than deporting them. Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe.

The UN also says that, despite reports that said the Roma had volunteered to leave France, many did not fully understand their rights.

Opposition parties say that by taking such an extreme approach, Sarkozy is attempting to hold on to support for the 2012 elections. His government’s popularity has taken a sharp dive recently.

The UN committee also targeted what it viewed as discriminatory rhetoric used by French politicians, saying that the country should:

…intensify its efforts using all means, notably by firmly condemning all racist or xenophobic discourse by politicians and taking appropriate measures to combat the proliferation of racist acts or manifestations on the Internet.

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