Problem of discrimination and violation of the rights of Roma children at Russian schools. 2011

On the occasion of the 48th Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of May 2011, the Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC) “Memorial” presents an update to its 2009 report “Discrimination and Violation of Roma Children’s Rights In Schools of the Russian Federation”. The update, prepared with the support of the International ...


Forced Evictions and the Right to Housing of Roma in Russia\2011

 2011 Update to the Report
“Forced Evictions and the Right to Housing of Roma in Russia” (2008)
The threat of forced evictions remains a reality for all Roma communities whose houses and land are completely or partially unregistered. In its activities ADC Memorial continues to encounter situations such as those presented in the Report. Where ...


Discrimination in the Enjoyment of Social and Economic Rights by Ethnic Minorities and Migrants in Russia\2010

This report focuses on the situation of migrant workers in general and Roma migrants in particular in Russia, and on the discrimination these two vulnerable groups face in accessing social and economic rights. It is based on information gathered by the NGO ADC “Memorial” with the support of FIDH in St Petersburg and the North-West region of ...


APPENDIX to the NGO shadow report “On the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Russian Federation”\2006

The given note was compiled by the Northwest Center for Social and Legal Protection of Roma (the “Memorial” Society of Saint-Petersburg) with the assistance of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (Moscow).

In the Russian Federation the Romany (Gypsy) population numbers in the hundreds of thousands. According to the data of the latest ...


Roma on the crossroads of discrimination\ 2004

A joint mission of the FIDH and the Centre for the Social and Legal Protection of Roma in Northwest Russia (Memorial Saint Petersburg), was carried out in the region from 31st August to 11th September 2004, with the aim of assessing the living conditions of the Roma population.
Ignored or despised by the rest of the population, the Roma are ...