The Council of Europe published a Handbook for Lawyers Defending Roma and Travellers today. The handbook intended to familiarise those providing legal assistance to NGOs, in particular to Roma and Traveller communities with the European Convention on of Human Rights and the workings of the European Court of Human Rights.
Out of the 25 countries that have ratified the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML), 15 have officially recognised Romani as a minority language traditionally present on their territory. This is the highest number of ratifications for a single language under the Charter and it reflects, among others, the status of Romani as a European language.
Murat&Jose sta svojo uglašenost z vrednotami Sveta Evrope ubesedila takole: "Spoznavanje drugačnosti je nujno za boljše sobivanje, za zmanjšanje napetosti med različnimi kulturami in duhovno obogatitev vseh vpletenih. Vsak človek skriva v sebi bogastva, družba pa mu jih mora pomagati izraziti." Rap "Od Ljudi Za ljudi" confirms it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGZs0q83kMw
On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Holocaust of the Roma during the Second World War, the European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) calls on everyone to observe a moment of silence on 2 august 2015, at noon, in memory of the Roma victims. Remembering the Holocaust of the Roma is the key to fighting modern day racism and intolerance.
The idea for a Caravan Memorial to commemorate the Romani Holocaust began in 1996. Adam Bartosz, a curator of the Regional Museum in Tarnów and Adam Adrasz, President of the Roma Association in Tarnów, began the Caravan Memorial tradition together. This year's caravan will take place from 23-26 July.Borrowing horses from local stables and using old wagons from the museum's collection, the Romani residents of Tarnów commemorated the extermination of the Roma from Szczurowa by holding a memorial caravan procession.