Almost eight years ago, the European Court of Human Rights’ Grand Chamber delivered its judgment in D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic. The Court held that the disproportionate placement of Romani children in “special schools” – where they, along with children with disabilities, are segregated from their mainstream peers and taught to a limited curriculum – constituted unlawful discrimination. The Czech government was ordered to end the violation and remedy its damaging effects. On 10 February 2015, the Czech authorities submitted its fourth “Revised” Action Plan, which is still inadequate to ensure full execution of the judgment.
D.H. and others v. the Czech Republic
- Year of publication: 2015
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