The Ongoing Segregation of Roma Children in the Czech Republic

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January, 2024
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Across the Czech Republic, Roma children are denied the quality education they need to achieve economic and social stability as they move into adulthood. While the Czech government claims that it has made progress in advancing educational equality by introducing a series of legislative reforms, the ground-level effects of these policies have been only superficial at best.

This report shows that disturbingly little has changed since the European Court of Human Rights’ 2007 ruling in D.H. and Others v Czech Republic, which found that the Czech Republic had violated the rights of Roma children in systematically providing them with an inferior education.

The report also presents new research indicating that the Czech Republic's treatment of Roma children is in breach of the European Commission's Racial Equality Directive. It urges the European Commission to continue to the next stage of the infringement proceedings against the Czech Republic launched in 2014, by issuing a reasoned opinion--a formal request to comply with European law, that may be a precursor to legal enforcement action at the European Court of Justice.

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