Title

Human Rights: Roma and Education in Czech Lands

Date

6-1-2017 11:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Politics, Policy, and Administration

Session Chair

Mary Pettenger

Session Title

Political Science Research

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mary Pettenger

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

In the mid-2000s, the European Court of Human Rights ruled against the Czech Republic's discriminatory education system. The Czech Republic had disproportionately placed its Roma population into “special schools”, which were designed to educate students with mild mental disabilities. The Czech education system deprived Roma of their basic human rights and helped keep them as second-class citizens. This research focuses on how the modern Czech Republic dealt with its special school system after the court’s ruling. The system the European Court of Human Rights had ruled against was formally abolished; however, the changes amounted to little more than a name change. The Czech Republic has inadequately addressed the issue, and it has allowed for the continued abuse of its Roma population’s human rights through a segregated and unequal education system.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

Human Rights: Roma and Education in Czech Lands

WUC Pacific Room

In the mid-2000s, the European Court of Human Rights ruled against the Czech Republic's discriminatory education system. The Czech Republic had disproportionately placed its Roma population into “special schools”, which were designed to educate students with mild mental disabilities. The Czech education system deprived Roma of their basic human rights and helped keep them as second-class citizens. This research focuses on how the modern Czech Republic dealt with its special school system after the court’s ruling. The system the European Court of Human Rights had ruled against was formally abolished; however, the changes amounted to little more than a name change. The Czech Republic has inadequately addressed the issue, and it has allowed for the continued abuse of its Roma population’s human rights through a segregated and unequal education system.