Roma Injustice

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The Roma, within France and throughout Europe, have been marginalized and subordinated for centuries. The Roma, and NGOs working on their behalf, face a stalemate in France because the government doesn’t have much incentive to help the Roma, despite treaties to protect human rights, and IGO allocations available to fund Roma integration. This paper will detail the rights abuses committed against the Roma: by both the French state and by individuals, and will continue onto assess solutions. In order to protect the Roma from societal human rights abuses, France must change its rhetoric surrounding the Roma, access EU social integration funding, and reform policies that limit the Roma’s rights—especially focusing on education because of its ability …show more content…
French Penal Code, says “perpetrating a crime or an offence on the basis of the real or perceived race, ethnicity, nationality, … of the victims constitutes an aggravating circumstance,” with “aggravating circumstance” in functioning much in the same way “hate crime” does in the United States’ criminal …show more content…
Even if it is possible for Roma to get these documents, they are wary: people generally tend to distrust systems that violate their fundamental rights. Not having proper identification documents effectively renders the Roma legally stateless and without a protected, legally recognized identity. Without identification documents, the Roma practically don’t exist as people before the law, and thus are left

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