Segregation of Roma Children in Education

Addressing Structural Discrimination through the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the Racial Equality Directive 2000/43/EC

In Segregation of Roma Children in Education, Sina Van den Bogaert examines, from the perspective of public international law, how the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (Council of Europe) and the Racial Equality Directive 2000/43/EC (European Union) have contributed towards desegregation of Roma children in education in Europe. The fields of application ratione personae and ratione materiae of both instruments are discussed, as well as their "added value". Sina Van den Bogaert demonstrates that the Framework Convention and the Racial Equality Directive are complementary instruments and formulates useful suggestions for a more effective monitoring and implementation of both instruments in the field of Roma education. This book is the first and only comprehensive scholarly treatment in public international law of the still widespread phenomenon of segregation of Roma children in education.
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Biographical Note

Sina van den Bogaert, Dr. jur. (2017), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, is a Legal Officer at the European Commission. She is a former Research Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. She has published several articles on European Non-discrimination Law.

Readership

All interested in Roma educational rights, especially master students, PhD students and lecturers in the fields of human rights law, European law, sociology, educational science and Romani studies and academics doing research on the right to education as a human right, minority rights, non-discrimination, Roma rights and European studies. Policy makers in local administrations, national administrations, the EU administration, or the Council of Europe administration concerned with Roma rights, and Roma rights advocates in grassroots organisations and NGOs.

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