The UN CERD required additional information on anti-Roma pogroms in Russia

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination forwarded the official request to the government of the Russian Federation asking to provide information on the anti-Roma pogroms in Chemodanovka (Penza region, 2019) and and on the forced eviction of Roma from their compact settlement in Ust-Abakan (Republic of Khakasia, 2018). 

In December 2019, the Committee expressed its concern about the cases of inter-ethnic violence, deterrence, and abuse of power by law enforcement agencies in relation to Roma in Russia, and requested the government to provide detailed information about the incidents in Chemodanovka and Ust-Abakan. Having not received the answer, the UN Committee requested the information again to be provided by 30 October 2020.