The MA in Law Sciences Zeljko Shain initiates the "Contact Contact Point" Ombudsman for vulnerable groups - Roma

During the Parliamentary session of IRU held in Skopje on June 28 and 29, in the part of Public Hiring, members of IRU Zeljko Shajn, who is also a M.Sc. in Law, noted the Initiative for Establishment through the "Contact Point" Ombudsman for vulnerable groups primarily for Roma. In his initiative, among other things, he states:
"If we focus on institutional information from various international institutions, both executive and legislative are not the least enviable: human rights violations and discrimination are greatly affected.

In order to achieve the desired goal: equalizing the degree of enjoyment of the rights of the members of the Roma minority, we believe that it is necessary to implement reforms in the institutional framework and at the vertical and horizontal level of respecting these rights between the important political subjects and the International Roma Union - IRU, also part of the United Nations, represents the Roma at all levels and has cooperation with the EU and other important international institutions.

The task ahead is actually how to make the existing Ombudsman at the local, national and European level even more efficient. The solution is the establishment of the expert contact point "Contact Point" Ombudsman for Roma issues "

This mechanism will serve more as an advisory body to the European, national and local ombudsman, will speed up the integrative process of society, and thus these problems, as an example of the Balkans, would not be a brake in the EU integration process of countries seeking EU membership.
If we have in mind that the Ombudsman contributes to the development of respect for, respect for, freedom and rights of the citizen, then the establishment of the "Contact Contact Point" is a real answer to many unresolved issues that we are dealing with today.

In consultation with top experts from the justice system such as Melenka Kreč, Judge of International Law, academician at MANU Vlado Kambovski, and others, they all call on the international convention for the protection of minorities adopted by the Council of Europe, consider this would be a nice moment for both the Roma community and society as a whole.

Normally you will need a serious job that will answer many questions about establishing this mechanism. "
At the very end, Shane quoted also Nehru, who in 1961 in Belgrade, during the conference of the non-aligned countries and during the visit to the Romany settlement Marinka, Tito told him that there are Roma living there, which Nehru answered: "
 "The sun has countless names, but it shines and heals equally for all"

IRU at its session brought package decisions for the better tomorrow of the Roma nation in the world

In the presence of 51 delegates from 23 countries, the 5th Parliamentary session of IRU took place this weekend in Skopje.

In addition to the representatives of the IrU, the representatives, with their presence, were greeted by Government representatives, representatives from political parties, more Embassies that are in the function of their countries in R.Neverern Macedonia, as well as international organizations that have their own missions in the state such as OSCE / ODIHIR, IOM , CEE, European Development Agency and others.

His welcoming speeches and addresses were beside the President of the IRU, Zoran Dimov, and Mr
Robert Alagjozovski Representative of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia - Nation. coordinate. for once. of culture and intercourse. cooperation, NO Mr. Christian Timonie - Ambassador of R. France in R.Neverern Macedonia, Zeljko Shine - Mag. in Law and Introduction with the topic: "Initiative for Establishing an Independent Body" Contact Point "with Ombdusman, Kristi Mihalache - OSCE / ODIHIR, Natasha Amdiu - European Development Agency - Human Rights Expert, Lilliana Popovska - President of DOM,

The topics were: Publicity Hiring - Topic: "Rule of Law and Status of the Roma Community, Third Scientific Symposium on the Holocaust - Theme:" The Roma Holocaust - The Horror and Truth about the Roma Ghettos ", First Scientific Symposium - Theme:" Genesis, Language, History and Religion, the Roma Business Forum and the socio - economic situation of the Roma in the world.
At the end of this two-day meeting, many important decisions were taken on the future and progress of the Roma movement in the world, and one of them is an initiative for the International Roma Commissar whose seat will be in Strasbourg and Geneva.

The Parliament of IRU in Skopje in the section Public Haring will discuss the topic: "Rule of Law and Status of the Roma Community"

More frequent incidents and ethnic violence against Roma in Europe and more will be one of the topics to be discussed at the 5th Parliamentary session of IRU in Skopje, which will be held on 28 and 29 June in the Hotel Continental in Skopje.

The growing wave of ethnic violence, discrimination and rhetoric with an emphasis on the Roma community, as if it had become an everyday thing today. All this is necessary to be put under some control and at the same time to raise the question, in what way can it be eliminated or reduced that intolerance and intolerance towards the Roma community.
We witness many events both in the past and in the present.

The topic is painful but still open. Europe and other international institutions need to raise this issue to a higher level in order to find its solution.

On this occasion, besides the IRU delegates and other guests, representatives from the Embassies in our country and other representatives from international organizations have been announced in order to openly and transparently solve these problems.

The organizer IRU hopes that from this event will be positive moments that will have to be realized in the recent times as one of the priority tasks of the participants.

In anticipation of the Parliamentary session of IRU in Skopje, President Zoran Dimov says: "My dream and ideal is so simple - Break the silence for the suffering of the Roma people

On Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, Skopje will host over 70 IRU delegates from 50 countries and other distinguished guests.

It will be discussed mostly about the situation of Roma around the world, and debates and several scientific symposiums will be held in this domain, such as Public Hiring - Theme: "Rule of Law and Status of the Roma Community" - Third Scientific Symposium on the Holocaust - Topic: "The Roma Holocaust - The Horror and Truth about the Roma Ghettos" - First Scientific Symposium - Theme: "Genesis, Language, History and Religion" as well as Roma Business Forum.

In that assembly, the President of IRU himself, Zoran Dimov speaks of the specific moment:
"Me as the President of IRU my dream and ideal is so simple!

I wish that I, together with my people, live in a society where the interests of the individual, freedom, justice and dignity are much more important than the territory or any national and state interests.

These are the basic principles of every person (including the Romans). I would like to see this minimum in those places where we live and live, regardless of the country in question.

I am always thinking about how to figure out the names of all those innocent Roma victims everywhere in the world who, in order to be able to once again break that silence for the past accidents that the Roma faced in the past.
I am convinced that one day our sons and sons of all those who are prejudiced against the Roma people will sit together at the same brotherly table and rejoice in the same things, mentions the first person of IRU Dimov.

Column Grattan Puxon: Identity Policy, the Case of the Roma

Roma are being killed in a rising tide of racist violence across Europe, while their leaders
struggle for unity and an effective political voice. Grattan Puxon reports

Coming months will see events which could affect the lives of 12 million Roma, scattered in communities and camps in 40 countries. Physically and politically, Roma are on the move.
At the end of June a Roma Parliament meets in Macedonia.

Called with some regularity by the 40-year-old International Romani Union (IRU), the gathering faces an uphill road. President Zoran Dimov will highlight its recent re-admission as an NGO on the United Nations roster. Representatives are active in New York and Geneva, and a report to the UN

A human rights council is in preparation. “We are fighting with all our strength,” says Dimov, who travels constantly. “International institutions must begin to see us in a positive light.”
A small educated elite leads this movement,while the majority live the lives of a permanently marginalised and excluded minority, now under increased pressure.

Here in Britain the bogeyman is Brexit, a threat to some 300,000 Roma migrants. Many will find it hard to avoid deportation. Meanwhile, throughout the Balkans millions exist in direst poverty, in cramped, often illegal shack-level housing, or sinkhole municipal flats. Children get the lowest standard of schooling and there is little welfare relief, or medical care.

Many are the grandchildren of victims of the Nazi genocide. The shadows of the Holocaust have not gone away. The vigilante incursions and growing suppression by populist regimes cause some to fear that another genocide could be in the offing. The results of the European elections show this deepening hostility. Hungary presents an anomaly where murders
have taken place, yet the electorate has elected Livia Jaroka, a Romani MEP from the ruling Fidesz party, who has served as a vice-president of the European Parliament.

France has expelled tens of thousands, while Italy’s policy of “stamp on the camps” is now backed by the deployment of troops. The clearances, a policy of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, have seen many old camps broken up - actions preceded by some of themost vicious assaults.

Two young women, one disabled, were burned to death in the fire-bombing of a caravan in Quaracchi in 2017. The turmoil in Romania and Bulgaria, after the end of the Eastern bloc,
brought pogroms and killings that cost the lives of dozens. A refugee to the UK, Florina Zoltan lost her husband and two brothers when a mob set fire to their homes in Hadareni.
In Bulgaria, which has witnessed a crackdown on political activity by the 800,000 Roma minority, vigilante incursions into Roma quarters go unchecked. Riots have ensued and more than 30 murders recorded.

A Roma party office was bombed, resulting in the death of an activist. Large-scale ethnic cleansing took place in Kosovo during the 1990s, when thousands lost their homes and many died. The response of the EU is misguided, according to Dimov. The EU treats Roma as a social problem, unwilling to take seriously the World Roma Congress claim to represent a ‘nation without territory’ - a definition adopted by the 5th Congress in Prague in 2000. Meanwhile, efforts to lift Roma out of poverty flounder. One such was the Roma Decade whose impact proved negligible. Funding through member governments seemed to disappear into the twin sumps of admin costs and local corruption.

The IRU wants to have a greater monitoring role. It would like the EU to back more Roma-designed social projects. The biggest political disaster has been the dismantling of the European Roma and Traveller Forum (ERTF). The ERTF drew delegates from EU members and beyond. It enjoyed consultative status with the Council of Europe.

The Forum now exists only as a rump. Support has been switched to a new European Roma Institute. A partner of the Forum, the IRU views its decline as a clear indication the EU does not want to see the emergence of a potent Roma nationalism. On 2nd August there will take place the 75th Year Roma Holocaust Commemoration, with events at Auschwitz, Berlin and other capitals.

The London event will include a conference at which a new approach to Romani politics is to be promoted. Launched at the 10th World Roma Congress in 2016, the Democratic Transition aims to bring greater legitimacy into Roma politics through electronic voting. The first try-out will be at next year’s Jubilee Congress, marking 50 years since the founding congress in London in 1971. As the anti-Roma right ascends in Europe, the need to update their political structure becomes urgent. The survival of Roma identity may depend on it. »

Grattan Puxon, a veteran in the Romani Movement is chair of the Democratic
Transition. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the first time at the IRU Parliament in Skopje - First Scientific Symposium "Genesis, Language, History and Religion"

Within the Parliamentary session of IRU on June 28 and 29, to be held in Skopje, one of the activities is the origin of the Roma, their genesis, language, history and religion.

It is titled as First Scientific Symposium where its latest findings, discussions, suggestions and activities in their speeches directly address the audience. Presentations among others will include: Verandra Rishi -Indija, Dr. Trajko Petrovski RSM, Dipl.etnologist Daniel Petrovski, Andris Teratas - Latvia, David Berat, Imer Kajtazi - Belgium, Robert Alagjozovski - Nat. coordinate. for once. of culture and intercourse. sorab.

At the same time, from an innovative point of view through their own video presentations, they will have prominent experts from that segment, among other things, names such as: prof. Jan Hancock - USA, Dr. Rajko Djuric - R. Serbia, Gratan Pucson - V. Britain and Nadezhda Demeter - Russian Federation

This section will be held on June 28 - Friday in the Hotel Continental in Skopje.

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