The Protection of the Roma Community’s Rights and in Particular the Roma Children’s Rights in Albania

Stela Mecaj


Human rights provided in many international standards, are considered as universal and indivisible and must be applied equally to persons belonging to the majority, as well as ethnic or linguistic minority groups. Rights and fundamental freedoms are enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Albania and the laws and regulations of the Albanian state ensuring the promotion of the protection of national minorities. This paper aims to highlight if there are concrete results in terms of improving the issue of Roma community and in particular of Roma children in Albania, taking into account the necessary legal framework and initiatives undertaken to act in this direction and aims to orient local level policies in terms of improving the situation of the Roma community. The method used is qualitative method. The data to realize this paper are based on EU law and national decisions, other legal instruments, articles etc. The conclusions show that, despite the measures taken in Albania, Roma community and Roma children in particular face many challenges and few resources to cope with them. To achieve concrete results in terms of improving the situation of this community should make efforts for inclusion multilateral system, such as the state, through central and local institutions and the whole society in general.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p187

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