Image by d6g via FlickrLegal challenges to the treatment of Roma are a recurring theme at the European Court of Human Rights.
The number of cases brought before the Court or by means of the Social Charter, is likely to be an important theme at the Council of Europe's Roma ministerial summit on 20 October.
The French minister Pierre Lellouch, EU Commissioner Viviane Reding and representatives of governments from 47 member states are expected to attend, with press conferences arranged for 12h30 and 16h30.
The summit deliberations will be open to both press and public from 15h to 16h30.
Roma & Travellers at the ECHR: Case History