Visit to Kosovo*
Commissioner Hammarberg calls for stop of forced returns and immediate evacuation of Roma from lead-contaminated camps
15/02/10 StrasbourgAfter the second visit within ten months to the lead-contaminated Roma camps of Česmin Lug and Osterode in northern Kosovo, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, deplored that the situation for the inhabitants remains the same: "The fact that the camps have been inhabited for a full decade is no less than a scandal. The international community has a large part...
Letter to Germany
15/12/2009 Strasbourg"The forced return to Kosovo of people who have found shelter in European states should be halted", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights publishing today a letter to the Chancellor of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel. He notes that Kosovo lacks infrastructures allowing refugees' sustainable reintegration. The Commissioner is particularly worried by the fact that Roma expelled from...
* "All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo".
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