Information on the current treatment of Gypsies and state protection available to them [ROM24192.E]

For information on the requested topic, please consult the attached articles as well as Minority Rights Group International's 1995 report entitled Roma/Gypsies: A European Minority, available in your Regional Documentation Centre.

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.


International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF). 1995. Annual Report 1995. Vienna: International Helsinki Federation, pp. 142-144.

Open Media Research Institute (OMRI) Daily Digest [Prague]. 9 January 1996. No. 6, Part 2. Alaina Lemon. "Romanian Rom to Run in Parliamentary Elections." (Internet mailing list:

_____. 2 November 1995. No. 214, Part 2. Michael Shafir. "Leader of Romanian Extremist Party Resigns." (Internet mailing list:

_____. 24 May 1995. No. 100, Part 2. Dan Ionescu. "Gypsies Demonstrate in Bucharest." (Internet mailing list:

_____. 23 May 1995. No. 99, Part 2. Dan Ionescu. "Amnesty International Criticizes Romania." (Internet mailing list:

_____. 20 May 1995. No. 86, Part 2. Michael Shafir. "Romania Changes Official Name for Gypsies." (Internet mailing list:

_____. 15 May 1995. No. 93, Part 2. Michael Shafir. "Romanian Gypsy 'Emperor' On Hunger Strike." (Internet mailing list:

_____. 21 February 1995. No. 37, Part 2. Michael Shafir. "Transylvanian Tension." (Internet mailing list:

_____. 10 January 1995. Vol. 1, No. 7. Michael Shafir. "Anti-Gypsy Violence in Romania." (Internet mailing list:

Romanian Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH). 1995. Human Rights Developments in Romania: 1995 Report. Bucharest: Romanian Helsinki Committee.

_____. 1994. Human Rights Developments in Romania: 1994 Report. Bucharest: Romanian Helsinki Committee.

Transition: Events and Issues in the Former Soviet Union and East-Central and Southeastern Europe [Prague]. 20 October 1995. Vol. 1, No. 19. Zoltan Barany. "Favorable Trends for Romania's Roma."