Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Expert: ECRI Recommendations Are The Way Forward For Europe's Roma

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Human rights expert Maria Ochoa-Llido has urged France to adopt European Commission Against Racism And Intolerance (ECRI) recommendations on Roma instead of continuing its expulsion policy.

The government has reaffirmed its intention to close illegal camps and to deport Roma to Romania despite fears that it may be in breach of the European Convention On Human Rights.

"We think that if the recommendations from ECRI had been implemented by French government, things would have been better for the Roma population in France," the Council of Europe expert told France 24 on 25 August.

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