Report on Human Rights with a Roma Chapter

14 January 2009. - The European Parliament has adopted a report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union. In her amendments to the report, Lívia Járóka (EPP-ED) urged an action-oriented strategy for Roma, which will offer a roadmap with clear objectives for the Member States.

The controversial and much debated report, drafted by the communist MEP Giusto Catania dedicates an own chapter for the European Roma, who constitute the largest minority in the EU and face substantial social exclusion. The document confirms the EP’s commitment towards a common European Roma Strategy and declares the priority of combating discrimination in the fields of housing, education and health care. The report emphasizes the vulnerable situation of Roma women facing multiple discrimination.
 

Lívia Járóka (EPP-ED) in her explanation of vote accentuated, that the EU can only be credible as the global protector of human rights if it can guarantee the fulfilment of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in its own territory. “We need to develop a complex program, which simultaneously tackles the fields of housing, education, health care and discrimination, as well as triggers instant action in the most underdeveloped regions” – said Járóka. trespass on behalf of the police, like ethnic profiling and disproportionate random checks. In her amendments to the report, Járóka drew the attention to frequent trespassing on behalf of the police, like ethnic profiling and disproportionate random checks.