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Using EU law to tackle anti-Roma discrimination by Marc Willers and Siobhan Lloyd, Part 2View the report
Using EU law to tackle anti-Roma discrimination by Marc Willers and Siobhan Lloyd, Part 1View the report
Roma Rights: An Overview
Publication type: Guide, Resource Library | Author: Other | Themes: Criminal Justice, DiscriminationAn overview of Roma rights and legal frameworks which can be used in the event of discrimination. This resource is extracted from ‘Using EU law to tackle anti-Roma discrimination by Marc Willers and Siobhin Lloyd. Read more
Gypsies, Travellers and the Media: You Can Do Something!
Publication type: Guide, Media | Author: Other | Themes: DiscriminationThis fantastic leaflet has been put together by a group of Gypsies and Travellers in Devon, working with Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council and Community Council of Devon. View the report
The Sun Apologises
Publication type: News | Author: Friends, Families and Travellers | Themes: DiscriminationIn 2009, the Sun newspaper published an inaccurate article suggesting that a group of Gypsies had damaged a police helicopter which, it claimed, had been carrying out surveillance of an encampment. Emma Nuttall of FFT checked the facts with the police and discovered that, not only was there no evidence linking the damage to the helicopter with Gypsies but the police had not been carrying out surveillance of the site as the paper had claimed. Read more
Channel 4’s “Bigger Fatter Gypsier”
Publication type: News | Author: Friends, Families and Travellers | Themes: DiscriminationAn overview of Channel 4’s “Big Fat Gypsy” series, its negative characterisation of the Gypsy and Traveller communities and landmarks in the battle to have fairer and more accurate media representations of Gypsies and Travellers Read more
Guidance on Managing Unauthorised Encampments
Publication type: Guide | Author: Other | Themes: AccommodationThis document was created by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (DCLG) and the Home Office and is intended for elected officials and others in the community who have an interest in how unauthorised camping by Gypsies and Travellers is managed in their area. Access the resource
The Human Rights Act 1998 and its impact on Gypsies and Travellers
Publication type: Report | Author: Other | Themes: Accommodation, Criminal Justice, Discrimination, Education, Health and Social CareMarc Willers of Garden Court Chambers and Alex Pickles of Travellers Aid Trust outline how the Human Rights Act 1998 impacts upon Travellers. Read more