Transitional Justice for Roma in Europe
State of the Art Report (May 2022), by Rostas, Vosyliūtė and Kalotay
In this State of the Art Report, Dr. Iulius Rostas, Lina Vosyliute and Marton Kalotay, provide a historical perspective of antigypsyism and the ways in which it continues to impact the delivery of equality, non-discrimination and justice for Roma in Europe. We explore standards applicable to Truth and Reconciliation Processes (TRPs) and other transitional justice-like tools. They further question to what extent and under what conditions various transitional justice tools addressing historical antigypsyism are capable of delivering justice, equality and inclusion of Roma in European societies.
They map existing literature on antigypsyism – what have been the gravest manifestations of antigypsyism in Europe? Then, they explore the right to know, the right to the truth and the right to justice as the moral foundations for addressing structural injustice.
Instead of conclusions, they open more questions to be explored, considering how transitional justice tools have been used in Europe and elsewhere. What lessons have been learned? And how can these tools be used by Roma and pro-Roma rights activists as a way to address the historically rooted antigypsyism in Europe?
You can access the report here.
This Brief presents and summarizes the key findings and policy recommendations based on the four CHACHIPEN Country Reports covering Germany, Romania, Sweden, and Spain. It highlights commonalities and differences between these EU member states, draws lessons learned, and makes recommendations for future EU policy interventions. This Brief also takes into account the key findings resulting from the Strategic Visioning Exercise that took place on 23 June 2022 as part of the CHACHIPEN project.
This paper represents an analysis of antigypsyism in Romania. It is part of the
CHACHIPEN project, advancing the recognition of, and response to, antigypsyism to
achieve justice, equality, non-discrimination, and the full participation of Roma as
equal citizens across Europe.
This research is part of the European project CHACHIPEN which pursues the key
objective of advancing the recognition and response to historically rooted and
systemic antigypsyism to achieve justice, equality, non-discrimination, and the full
participation of Roma as equal citizens across Europe.
How can transitional justice tools address historically rooted antigypsyism? What can we learn from transitional justice experiences with truth and reconciliation commissions around the globe? What could be applied and to which chapters of the dark history of antigypsyism? These and other topical questions have been addressed during the Strategic Visioning Exercise convened by CEPS.