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Czech Republic: Roma Citizens

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, bilaterally or through the European Union, to the Government of the Czech Republic about any discrimination against their Roma citizens. [HL877]

There have been no recent specific representations. However, the Government are committed to protecting human rights of persons belonging to minority groups. This includes Roma people. We condemn all instances of persecution and discrimination against individuals and groups wherever they occur. The British Embassy in Prague, in line with all Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s overseas missions, has a responsibility to monitor and raise human rights in the host country.