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Human Rights Melodrama: A Literary Analysis of Reports of Police Violence Against Hungarian Roms

Journal of Human Rights, Taylor and Francis, Pages 401-415

Posted: 8 Nov 2017  

Margaret D. Hagan

Stanford Legal Design Lab; Stanford Law School

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

Roms are universally cited as Europe's most disadvantaged, disenfranchised, and reviled minority group — but only in the past decade has any serious humanitarian attention been devoted to them. Since the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, the West's stereotypical Roms no longer play music or steal babies. Now they are impoverished, illiterate, and attacked by nearly everyone with white skin, including skinheads, policemen, and assorted xenophobes. Accordingly, Western human rights agencies are clamoring to come to their aid.

Keywords: human Rights, Roma, Central Europe, Eastern Europe

Suggested Citation

Hagan, Margaret D., Human Rights Melodrama: A Literary Analysis of Reports of Police Violence Against Hungarian Roms (December 1, 2016). Journal of Human Rights, Taylor and Francis, Pages 401-415. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2994428

Margaret Hagan (Contact Author)

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