Victory in a long court battle for equal rights: Czech Roma win the Ostrava special schools case (D.H. and Others v Czech Republic)

Wednesday, 14 November, 2007

On November 13, 2007, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, overturning the Chamber judgment of 7 February 2006, found that the right to non-discrimination guaranteed by Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights had been violated by Czech authorities who had been placing disproportionately high numbers of Romani children in substandard special schools for children with learning disabilities.

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