The migration of the Romanian Roma to the UK : a contextual study
Stevens, Dallal. (2003) The migration of the Romanian Roma to the UK : a contextual study. European Journal of Migration and Law, 5 (4). pp. 439-461. ISSN 1388-364XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/157181603322849343
This article examines the reasons for the recent migration of Romanian Roma to the UK. Commencing with a historical overview of the treatment of the Roma in Romania, it goes on to consider the extent to which conditions have changed for this minority group in the post-Communist era, from both a national and international perspective. The article then presents the results of empirical work undertaken in Romania between July 2001 and February 2002, in which a number of Roma who travelled to the UK and returned to Romania were interviewed and asked about their motivations for migrating. Finally, it discusses the UK’s handling of Roma asylum cases, both by the Home Office and Immigration Appellate Authorities. The article’s conclusion is that the Romanian Roma continue to be a marginalized people whose fundamental human rights are either protected in limited form or not at all. Yet European Union states and international bodies, such as the European Commission and the UN, continue to hold to the view that persecution is now seldom in evidence and that, in any case, the responsibility for protection rests on the somewhat narrow shoulders of the home country.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Romania -- Political refugees -- Great Britain, Czech Republic -- Political refugees -- Great Britain, Slovakia -- Political refugees -- Great Britain, Romanies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Migration and Law|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 439-461|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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