"You have the Right but not the Opportunity"
"You have the Right but not the Opportunity"

Author(s): Larry Olomoofe
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: Roma; Rroma; Romani Gypsy minorities; Human rights; discrimination;

Summary/Abstract: In this article, I intend to explicate one of the major challenges facing Roma rights activists generally, and especially those of us charged with conducting human rights capacitation initiatives in the field of Roma rights in Europe. Inevitably, in conducting this exegesis, I will touch upon the vexed issue of the role culture plays in this. Culture is increasingly being seen as a profound barrier to the implementation and full comprehension of the human rights discourse and I have written on this in the past. Then, I suggested that the community of Roma rights activists were duty-bound to challenge certain cultural perceptions and perspectives within Romani communities that hampered the full enjoyment of rights by certain people in these communities

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 63-67
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English