logoThe impact of conflicts on minority populations in recent times, particularly those which are already marginalised, deserves special attention, as these people are more likely to be damaged by those events.

Although Roma people never started a war, Romani communities have been deeply and tragically affected by conflict. They also know that recognition of the impact of conflict is not always forthcoming. No Romani representatives were called at the Nuremburg trials despite the tribunal having formally recognised the murder of hundreds of thousands of Roma, nor has the international tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ever convicted anybody for crimes against Roma.

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is calling for papers on the impact of conflicts on Roma and other related groups, for the next issue of the Roma Rights Journal. Those interested in participating should submit a 500 word abstract no later than June 5, 2016, proposing a paper on the theme of Roma and conflict. Selected participants will be notified by June 19, 2016.

Please, find out how to submit your proposal here (EN).