Accession Number : AD1020255


Title :   The Roma at Risk


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE United States


Personal Author(s) : Hoyte,Joan L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1020255.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : The persistent and unresolved plight of the Roma presents challenges to the respect for human rights required of all members of the United Nations. The mysterious Roma, present in countries worldwide, isolate themselves and are isolated. Their statelessness and persecution have continued for centuries and in some cases, made them victims of genocide. Their lack of cohesion and other characteristics of nationhood may explain their marginalization and mistreatment. From 16th century anti-Roma English laws to 21st century deportations, the Roma have been targets of cruelty ranging from subtle bigotry to organized mass murder. Continued monitoring of even the slightest pre-genocidal behavior is required to avoid future catastrophe. While governments must guarantee the security of their people and territory, they must also uphold their obligation to respect human rights. Nations must ensure ethical treatment of the Roma and we must all maintain vigilance to protect our fellow man.


Descriptors :   united nations , human rights , international law , national security , public health , prejudice , racial discrimination , international relations , political systems , intergovernmental organizations , european union , Genocide


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE