BRIEF CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT THE LEGAL
PROTECTION OF THE ROMA COMMUNITY IN THE
The majority of Romany population today confronts with a pretty serious
situation in most European states. Discrimination is widespread in the public and
personal life, including the access to public places, education and employment,
health care and housing services. The European Council and the European Union
can and must play an important role on the improvement of their legal status, of
the level of equality and life conditions.
In the European Council’s Recommendation No 1203 (1993) on the
Romany population in Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly emphasized the
necessity of their social protection and convicted the different forms of
discrimination in the Member States of the European Council. Though the
international organizations, national governments, local authorities and non-
governmental organizations laid serious efforts, the purposes established by this
Recommendation were fulfilled in a limited measure.
The Council of Europe’s Recommendation No 1557 (2002) on the legal
situation of the Romany population in Europe offers a new approach regarding
the Romany, based on the significant changes that took place in Europe.
In view of the fact that the issues of the Romany in the area of education
are the result of the educational policies, at the level of the Council of Europe was
adopted the Recommendation
(2000)4 of the Committee of Ministers to Member
States on the education of Roma/Gypsy children in Europe.
In 2006, under the care of the Council of Europe was drafted the
(2006)10 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on
better access to health care for Romany in Europe.
Key words: minorities, convention, education, health care,
Lecturer PhD, Uni versity o f P itesti, Faculty o f Law and Administrative Sciences,
Lecturer PhD, University of Pitesti, Faculty of Economic Sciences,
Adopted by the Council of Ministers on February 3, 2000, at the 696
Assembly of the Delegates
Adop ted by the Council of Ministers on July 12, 2006 at the 971
Assembl y o f the d elegated