Fighting unconscious bias and discrimination of Roma people in the criminal justice system (2018-2020)
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The transnational project coordinated by the Fair Trials aims at secondary analysis of existing research papers, interviews of experts and organizing roundtable discussions in order to reveal discrimination against Roma people in the criminal justice system. Additional aims are to examine whether negative stereotypes, prejudices and attitudes appear in the criminal justice system, and if they do, whether they are in anyway the causes of overrepresentation of Roma people in the system. The project aims to identify the decisions where discrimination might play a role, and at creating a network of experts working on equal treatment.
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee contributes to the project, which started in 2018, as a partner and is responsible for research and project events in Hungary. The National Report prepared in the framework of the project is based on interviews conducted with the representatives of the Roma community and experts of the subject matter. The draft of the report has been finalized with the contribution of the representatives and experts through online consultations. The National Report will be published in the Fall of 2020.
The project is funded by the European Union.