Roma expulsions and discrimination: the elephant in Brussels

O'NIONS, H., 2011. Roma expulsions and discrimination: the elephant in Brussels. European Journal of Migration and Law, 13 (4), pp. 361-388.

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Abstract

This article will critically examine the treatment of migrant Roma in Western Europe, particularly Italy and France, in the light of the obligations under the E U Citizenship Directive 2004/38. The role of the political institutions will be considered, especially the European Commission, who have yet to take a decisive position on the Roma expulsions and on the wider issue of Roma discrimination in Europe. It is argued that the focus on non-discrimination cannot address the entrenched inequality which characterises the Roma's situation in Europe. Furthermore, that the comparative disadvantage experienced by Europe's Roma communities constitutes a major human rights crisis which has so far been side-lined by Brussels. A European strategy is urgently required which demands leadership from the Commission and the full participation of Roma representatives.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Journal of Migration and Law
Creators: O'Nions, H.
Publisher: Brill
Date: 2011
Volume: 13
Number: 4
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1163/157181611X605864DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:09
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12546

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