Increased Targeting of Roma Population

What is affected
Land Social/public
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 January 2008
Region E [ Europe ]
Country Italy
Location country-wide

Affected persons

Total 2100
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details COHRE-ItalyRoma08.pdf
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative Eviction cases in 2008 (see attached COHRE report for further details):

January: 600 Roma evicted at Bovisa (Milan)
March: 80 evicted in Milan
April: 400 evicted in Milan
April: 36 homes destroyed at Casilino (Rome)
13 May: 800 people evicted at Ponticelli (Naples)
June: 120 Roma, including 40 children, were sent to a new camp (Rome)
9 June: Settlement of 100 people burnt down in Catania

The attacks against Roma by authorities and citizens are increasing becoming more systemic, particularly after the election of a new government in April 2008.
Costs €   0