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Belgrade, October 24, 2014 - The Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM), Autonomous Women's Center and Regional Centre for Minorities express their deepest concern with the adoption and implementation of the Decree on the Measures of Social Inclusion of the Beneficiaries of Financial Social Support adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia. We believe that the Decree does not solve the issues of social isolation of the poorest and most vulnerable citizens of the Republic of Serbia and that some of the solutions prescribed are unlawful and unconstitutional.

We had to walk for a good half an hour, on a narrow path, through the wild grass, under the blazing sun, sometimes even through the mud, to finally reach the site of the former Roma concentration camp in Lety, about an hour drive from Prague. There, where still-incomplete historical research indicates that between a thousand and fifteen hundred Roma people died, we found only a tiny plate, lost in the middle of the field, briefly explaining what had happened seventy years ago. Constantly churned up by the wind, the foul odour of thousands of pigs was ever-present: today an industrial pig farm defiles this site, and the memory of those who died.

Paris, July 31, 2014 - The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement – EGAM pays homage to the victims of the Roma genocide perpetrated by the Nazis and its allies during WWII, to the survivors and their descendants.

Niš, Belgrade, Budapest, april 26, 2014 - Two years after being forcibly evicted from the Belvil settlement in Belgrade, families that were forced to return to Niš still continue to live in very difficult conditions. Three families, including children, are living in an abandoned warehouse without any prospect of decent housing or any security of tenure.

Belgrade, April 8, 2014 - By celebrating the International Roma Day we are obliged, in the first place, to critically assess the situation of Roma in Serbia which is still marked by discrimination, violation of fundamental rights and extreme poverty.

October 6, 2013 - Who can still ignore the racial discriminations striking Roma people everywhere in Europe? The list of discrimination, rejection and racist violence that they face, like a baleful litany, is ever-growing and could sink into despair.

Belgrade, May 20, 2013 - Regional Centre for Minorities and Civil Rights Defenders demand from local authorities in Belgrade to provide an alternative lodging for Roma families, whose homes in Vidikovac were torn down on April 22nd and 23rd, 2013 by the City authorities. Although these families previously requested temporary lodging, their request was denied, and their homes were demolished without any notice.

Belgrade, March 25, 2013 - Interview with Jovana Vuković (Regional Centre for Minorities)

Belgrade, October 4, 2012 - The Regional Centre for Minorities, in cooperation with the European Grassroots Anti-Racist Movement (EGAM), is organising the Roma Pride Day on the 13th of October 2012.

Belgrade, September 25, 2012 - The Regional Centre for Minorities strongly condemns the worrying situation outside of the Centre for Asylum Seekers in Bogovađa, which our activists visited on the 12th of September. Between eighty and a hundred asylum seekers are staying outside, as the centre has reached its maximum capacity of 150 people.