About 60 Roma living in informal camps in Wroclaw threatened forced deportation after the March 26 this year. call to leave the area they live. Send a letter to the city, put the message on the profile of Wroclaw on Facebook, send a tweet to the city office.
March 26, 2013, the residents of the camp at. Kamieńskiego in Wroclaw city authorities received the letter giving them 14 days to leave the area they live. The authorities have not carried out any consultation with residents about the possibility of resettlement to another place, even though they are aware of the poor economic situation and the social community. Families now have provided for adequate housing, and possible deportation will condemn 60 people, including 35 children, homeless.
The Roma community in Romania came to Wroclaw in the 90s The camp is situated. Kamieńskiego founded about three years ago, after the Roma were deported from the previous space they occupied. The area in which the camp is located, belongs to the municipality Wroclaw. As residents of the camp have no legal title to the land they are exposed to the initiation of legal proceedings against them and forced displacement.
Amnesty International reminds the Polish authorities that, in accordance with recognized standards of human rights and obligations arising from international law, the displacement must be considered as a last resort. If the authorities decide to take such a step, it must be preceded by consultation with the people wysiedlanymi. Any such person must receive adequate notice of the expulsion, must have the right to appeal the decision and to receive compensation for damages and losses. The authorities must also ensure that as a result of displacement, no one will be exposed to homelessness. They also offer an alternative place of residence if the displaced persons are unable to provide themselves wearing it.
If either of these conditions is not met, the displacement will be a serious violation of human rights and international obligations in the area of the Polish.
Please send letters urging local authorities to:
- stop the liquidation of the camp at. Until Kamieńskiego ensure that resettlement meets international human rights standards;
- ensure that the resettlement communities living in the camp at. Kamieńskiego will be carried out only as a last resort, in accordance with international human rights standards, including after genuine consultation with residents and consideration of all possible alternatives;
- to ensure that as a result of actions taken by the authorities, no one will be exposed to homelessness and other human rights violations.
Appeals should be sent by May 16 of this year to:
Mayor of Wroclaw
Ul. Sukiennice 9
Fax: 71 777 72 77
Title: Dear Mr. President,
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A copy of the letter:
Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
ul. Nowogrodzka 1/3/5
00-513 Warszawa, Poland
Fax: 22 661-13-36