Drawn up by the
editorial committee present at the seminary "Rroms
and the trial of great
representatives in the committee: Dr. Marcel Courthiade
Most of the ten million Rroms
who live in
It is therefore vital:
Ø To recognise the Nazi genocide of the Rroms, Sinte and Kale in the nations which emulated Nazism before and during the 2nd World War.
Ø To demand for all Rroms the access to basic rights and their putting into practice, in particular in the fields of education, training, health, accommodation and work.
Ø To denounce and firmly condemn, right up to the highest level in Europe, all acts of violence committed by the police against Rroms: beatings, total or partial destruction of their homes or other possessions such as musical instruments, throwing tear gas grenades into their homes, intimidating and brutalising their children, breaking up families, etc.
Ø To recognise in the European Constitution the Rromani people, their language and their culture, as being an integral part of the European national plurality.
Ø To demand:
§ the annulation of all texts and projects which interfere directly or indirectly with people's free circulation and residence.
§ the withdrawal of the concept of the "safe country" which takes away the right of sanctuary, a right which, on the contrary, should be extended.
Ø To promote and subsidise all initiatives which work towards:
highlighting the Rroms’s
§ giving the Rroms the means (institutional, financial or otherwise) to organise themselves in their own democratic, competent way.
Ø To draw up efficient strategies to fight against all forms of xenophoby, discrimination, racism and tsiganophobic stigmatisation whether from the authorities, Members of Parliament or individuals including from within the Rromani people.
These orientations integrate naturally in the project
to build a different
The mobilisation around these demands is recent and fragile. It needs to be reinforced by multiplying joint actions.