Serbia Breaks International Law and World Isn’t Even Watching

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Roma Couple Photograph by Sandy Carter - http://www.sandycarterphotography.com via open democracy

Roma Children Photograph by Matt Kollasch via open democracy

Roma Children Photograph by Matt Kollasch via open democracy

47 Roma families have been forcibly

evicted from their homes by Serbian

authorities, according to a non

governmental organizations.

Human Rights Watch says police forced residents of Belgrade’s Novi Beograd’s Block 67 out of their home and bulldozed their property.

It says over one hundred Roma individuals  received a fifteen day notice only one day before authorities kicked them out of their homes,  forcing the children, and their parents to spend eviction night on the streets.

Families were later told alternative accommodation in containers was available in the Boljevci settlement in the Municipality of Surčin,

but  Boljevci residents forcibly prevented Roma individuals from using the housing.

At least twelve families still remain homeless, and more evictions are to be scheduled at an unknown date.

Under international law Serbia must protect people from forced eviction.

It  currently holds the presidency of the European governments’ initiative to provide support for the exploited minority group.

The Roma Decade of Inclusion  is an effort by the governments to commit to supporting the socioeconomic status and social inclusion of Roma.

Persecution of Romas 1939-1945 via wpcontent

Persecution of Romas 1939-1945 via wpcontent

Serb and Roma Population 1991 via kosovo.net

Serb and Roma Population 1991 via kosovo.net

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