Transitional Justice tools to address historically rooted antigypsyism in Europe
CHACHIPEN Strategic Visioning Exercise
The event brought together leading scholars and practitioners working on Roma, transitional justice tools, anti-racism and non-discrimination around the world. This hybrid event took place on 23 June 2022, as part of the CHACHIPEN project.
This event outlined the existing potential as well as the key areas for further deliberation on how exactly to approach European Roma transitional justice mechanisms. For instance, ideas have been shared on how to go about the complexity of the EU institutional system. The participants have stressed the need for consensus building within and among European Roma civil society, academia, other wider civil society networks human rights and other international bodies. The participants highlighted the role of research, knowledge co-creation and education, as to recognise and acknowledge the past. In this context, the participants have reached the consensus on the importance of testimonies of victims and survivors, that they are the ones to be at the core of any transitional justice initiative.
Please find the full summary by Viktoria Schnick and Lina Vosyliūtė, here.
Antigypsyism in Romania: Lessons (not) learned
This paper by Iulius Rostas and Ciprian Nodis 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.
German Independent Commission on Antigypsyism 2019 – 2021
Experiences, lessons learned and recommendations regarding the Independent Commission on Antigypsyism in Germany [Unabhängige Kommission Antiziganismus]. Chachipen has produced four country reports that provide the evidence and baseline for the calls for a larger debate on transitional justice.
Webinar: Roma and Memorialization: Advancing Recognition and Remedy for the Dark Chapters of the Past and their Impact on the Present
This international stocktaking roundtable invites us to examine the current state of recognition of the dark chapters of history related to antigypsyism. The event will explore how the legacies of this historically-rooted structural form of racism against Roma are impeding the right to know and the right to truth and justice.
Considering the Swedish Commission against Antiziganism 2014-2016
Experiences, lessons learned and recommendations considering the Swedish Commission against Antiziganism 2014-2016. Chachipen has produced four country reports that provide the evidence and baseline for the calls for a larger debate on transitional justice.
Transitional Justice for Roma in Europe
The Chachipen project has produced this State of the Art Report, along with four country reports providing the evidence and baseline for calls for a larger debate on transitional justice with Roma communities, civil society, external scholars and national and EU policy makers, as well as with regional and international human rights bodies.