Praxis Watch

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Determined Discrimination against the Roma Evicted from Belvil

The Commissioner for Protection of Equality has determined discriminatory behaviour towards the Roma accommodated in container settlements formed after the eviction of informal Roma settlement Belvil in Belgrade.

That reaction of the Commissioner came upon the complaint, which Praxis filed in the name of the Coalition against Discrimination to the Commissioner, for the legal regime established in container settlements in which the Belgrade City Administration place the Roma evicted from some informal settlements.

Actually, the City Administration conditioned the Roma living in container settlements with good manners towards the representatives of the institutions of the City of Belgrade and their interest in the efforts of the City to socialize the individuals and have other people in the containers, in order to avoid the possibility to be forcibly evicted. On the basis of those discriminatory provisions, the City Administration evicted 11 families (44 persons).

Accordingly, the Commissioner has made the recommendation to the City Administration to amend the discriminatory provisions of the contract on the use of mobile housing units and house rules within 30 days upon the reception of the recommendation.

For more information see the announcement Discrimination against Roma Living in Container Settlements Formed after Forced Evictions

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