MINELRES: Fwd: Romani issue and Danish Parliament Minority Conference. 5-6
Fri Nov 8 16:25:05 2002
Original sender: Valery Novoselsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Murat Haliti <email@example.com>
5 – 6 November 2002
Tuesday 5 November and Wednesday 6 November 2002 the Danish parliament –
folketinget – is host for a "Parliamentary Conference on National
Minorities in the Enlarged European Union".
However, the programme shows a marked lack of interest for the
"coloured" national minorities in the enlarged Europe.
In Denmark, for instance, more than 10,000 Roma/Gypsies is part of the
multicultural society and Roma has been in Denmark since 1505.
A request by representatives from "Romano" – the Danish national
association for Roma, to participate – in whatever small way the
parliament would consider – has been turned down. A request to be able
to participate with reporters for the organisation's two homepages – the
www.romnet.dk and the www.stottrup.dk has also been turned down.
The organisers seem intent on keeping this conference a clean "white"
Four cases of recent violations of the Convention on behalf of Roma in
Denmark has so far been brought before the European Court of Human
Rights in Strasbourg in a matter of four months (click "Human Rights" on