Update to Response to Information Request POL23427.E of 18 March 1996 on the situation of Roma [POL28066.E]

For information on the situation of Roma in Poland, please consult page 972 of Country Reports 1996, which is available at Regional Documentation Centres, and Responses to Information Requests POL27891.E of 3 October 1997 and POL27892.E of 6 October 1997. The 25 August 1997 Inter Press Service article states, "In Poland, the Committee [U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination] said, numerous cases of racist violence against the Jewish and gypsy minorities have been reported."

Additional information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate 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. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Inter Press Service. 25 August 1997. Gustavo Capdevila. "Human Rights: Indigenous People Jeopardized by Discrimination." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

CSCE Digest [Washington]. Monthly.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR database), World News Connection (WNC).

News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.

Resource Centre country file on Poland.

Transition [Prague]. Twice monthly.

Uncaptive Minds [Washington]. Quarterly.