The ERRC is the largest single Roma Rights organisation in Europe. We work directly in 15 different countries where we have human rights monitors, lawyers, activists and partner organisations.
Simply put: we take racists to court. We challenge institutional racists in domestic and international courts to fight for Roma to achieve full equality in society.
Since its establishment in 1996, the ERRC has endeavoured to provide Roma with the tools necessary to combat discrimination and achieve equal access to justice, education, housing, health care and public services.
The ERRC has consultative status with the Council of Europe, as well as with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The ERRC has been the recipient of numerous awards for its efforts to advance human rights respect of Roma.
The ERRC’s main goal is not to defeat antigypsyism in any one thematic area or country, but to expose its breadth and perverse variety, and to enable Romani organisations and individuals to use a rights-based approach – especially litigation – to defeat it.