Information on the current situation and treatment of Roma [HUN27849.E]

For information on the current situation and treatment of Roma in Hungary, please consult pages 223 and 224 of Amnesty International Report 1997 and pages 970, 971, 973 and 974 of Country Reports 1996, which are available at Regional Documentation Centres, as well as the attachments to this Response.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 2 August 1997. "Hungarian Gypsies Demand Compensation for Nazi Death Sweep." (NEXIS)

_____. 7 July 1996. "Hillary Clinton Meets Gypsy Children, Women's Group." (NEXIS)

The Associated Press (AP). 8 July 1996. PM Cycle. Ron Fournier. "First Lady Notebook: Mrs. Clinton Tells Gypsies Not to Give Up." (NEXIS)

The Christian Science Monitor [Boston]. 6 August 1997. Michael J. Jordan. "Past Due: Gypsies Finally Win Some Allies." (NEXIS)

The Guardian [London]. 20 July 1996. Nick Thorpe. "Hungary Hard on Gypsies." (NEXIS)

Le Monde [Paris]. 29 May 1997. Nougayrede Natalie."La Hongrie se veut un modele de lutte contre la discrimination ethnique; Un poste de mediateur aux minorities, unique en Europe de l'Est, à été créé." (NEXIS)

Roma Rights [Budapest]. Summer 1997. "Roma Plaintiff Wins Civil Suit Contesting Restaurant Discrimination in Hungary," p. 9.

_____. Spring 1997. "Police Violence Against Roma in Szombathely, Western Hungary," pp. 8-10.

_____. Fall 1996. "Rom Shot in Restaurant in Hungary, p. 16.

The Toronto Star. 28 August 1997. Final Edition. Michael Roddy. "One Man's Battle Boosts Gypsy Rights: Gyula Goman Fought Back When a Bartender Refused to Serve Him and Won a Major Legal Battle." (NEXIS)