A Minority in Europe. Selected International Documents regarding the Roma


The Roma are often seen as a true 'European minority' not only because they live in sizeable communities in almost every European country and there is a need for the protection of their particular cultural heritage, but even more the need to combat the general social marginalisation characterising most of their communities, for many renders the intervention of international organisations indispensable.

The present volume offers a wide selection of the most well-known international documents regarding the Roma minority, adopted by the different bodies of the United Nations, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe and the European Union. Most of these documents reflect the general concern of the international community on the situation of the Roma, nevertheless, despite the increased international attention, the documents and extracts published here may well reveal the hesitation and vagueness reflected in international initiatives in this field.

The book can be ordered from the publisher:

gal.mihaly@gondolat.axelero.hu or magloczki.greta@gondolat.axelero.net