Sunday, 3 April 2011

Monitoring Human Rights Violations

Essex Human Rights Clinic: Skills workshop on Legal Observing/Monitoring of Human Rights Violations

We, along with members of the Gypsy and Traveller community and their support groups attended this informative day of training, places on which could have been filled three times over.
We all hope it will not come to this but we must be prepared, in the event of the Dale Farm evictions taking place, to defend our human rights by all peaceful means possible.
There will be further training days in the run up to direct action. We hope that the Bailiffs, Constant and Co. will be undertaking similar training and will employ more women in their ranks to ensure fair treatment of the evictees. (Have you ever seen a female bailiff?)
Friday 8th April is International Roma Day. April 9th is Zero Eviction Day which will be marked at Dale Farm with a celebration that includes representatives from the international Roma communities showing solidarity with Dale Farm. All are welcome.

Grattan Puxon, Secretary of Dale Farm Housing Association explains the background
to the eviction

Professor Todd Landman Professor of Government and Director, Institute of Democracy
and Conflict Resolution
, University of Essex.

Malavika Vartak, Amnesty International

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