Roma Regional Program Background

As the most marginalized group in Europe, the Roma face widespread and deeply ingrained social and institutional discrimination. In October 2010, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) launched a regional program to provide access to justice to Roma communities in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. The program partners with local non-governmental organizations and advocacy groups and supports advocacy initiatives among those communities. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.