Fighting Human Rights Abuses Against the Roma: Does Litigation Work?

12:00- 1:00 p.m.
WCC 3036

The Roma, the largest minority in Europe, have been subject to pervasive discrimination for over 500 years.  Please join us for a discussion with two human rights activists, Margareta Matache and Adriána Zimová, on the benefits and challenges of using impact litigation to fight discrimination towards the Roma.  Margareta Matache is a Roma rights activist from Romania and an Instructor at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.  Between 2005 and 2012, she was the Executive Director of a leading Roma NGO, Romani CRISS.  Adriána Zimová J.D.’11 is a human rights attorney from Slovakia.  She is the lead researcher and author of No Longer Permissible: The Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Roma School Desegregation (forthcoming) and a co-director of a human rights video on segregation of Roma children in Czech special schools.
Co-sponsored with the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.