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Italy: Supreme Court strikes down the ‘Nomad emergency’ for good

Headline Title:  Italy: ‘Nomad emergency’ struck down for good 02 May 2013 Italy’s Supreme Court today declared the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, a move Amnesty International has hailed as a key victory in the struggle to end discrimination against Roma communities around the country. The Court’s decision upheld a November 2011 ruling against the state of emergency declared by the government in May 2008, which has led to widespread human rights violations and increased discrimination against Romani people.  Roma were targeted in an unlawful census based…

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