Participating States have to do more to combat discrimination in policing and police violence against Roma and Sinti, say participants at OSCE/ODIHR event
Current human rights challenges in policing Roma and Sinti communities in the OSCE region were the focus of an event organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) during the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw on 30 September 2015.
On International Roma Day, OSCE/ODIHR Director calls for greater efforts to improve co-operation between police and Roma communities
WARSAW, 8 April 2014 – Ambassador Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), called today for greater efforts to improve relations and co-operation between police forces and Roma communities. On the occasion of International Roma Day, he further called on law-enforcement authorities to ensure effective police responses to violence against Roma and Sinti people in the OSCE area...
Summary Report of the Expert Meeting: Police and Roma and Sinti - Current Challenges and Good Practices in Building Trust and Understanding
Throughout the region of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Roma and Sinti face a number of human rights challenges in their interactions with law enforcement agencies, including ethnic profiling, the disproportionate or excessive use of force by the police and police failure to respond effectively to Roma and Sinti victims of crime, hate crime and racist violence.
Police and Roma and Sinti: Good Practices in Building Trust and Understanding
This publication identifies principles and good practices that can be used in efforts to improve relations between the police and Roma and Sinti communities. It to assist participating States in implementing their commitments under the Action Plan by identifying principles and good practices that can be used in efforts to improve relations between the police and Roma and Sinti communities