Briefing Paper: Kosovo’s policies towards Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptians

Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptians have little access to healthcare and education, face enduring discrimination, and live in the worst housing conditions in Kosovo.

Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptians have little access to healthcare and education, face enduring discrimination, and live in the worst housing conditions in Kosovo.

July 29, 2014 — The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights today published a briefing paper following field work in Kosovo in June 2013. The team investigated the conditions of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians in five communities, identifying the main issues faced by these minority communities, including forced repatriation, access to education and discrimination. The report concludes with recommendations for national and international governments and organizations to respect the rights of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians living in Kosovo and abroad.

Related: Read Jacqueline Bhabha and Margareta Matache’s paper in Cambridge University Press’ European Review analyzing Roma and minority communities in Kosovo in the context of the country’s bid for EU accession.